We’re in the midst of a transformation in how businesses are organized. Typical corporate hierarchies are starting to look overrated, and changes in coordination technology have the power to make work and innovation even more democratic. However, according to MIT organizational theorist Thomas Malone, most of us are still victims of a centralized mindset, the idea that in order to manage things it’s best to put somebody in charge who gives orders to other people. He urges us to look at the many new ways of organizing that allow more people to have more involvement in decisions–and for better results.
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By MIT Sloan Executive Education. Of course, decentralization, communication technologies, and collective intelligence can’t and won’t take the place of leadership, or even make it less important. These new ways of working will just put more weight on leadership qualities like vision, encouragement, and inclusion.