when read in English comes out as « accelerate ».
This is the title of John Kotter’s latest book on how organizations should be organizing themselves.
Thank you to Pape Mbaye, one of the MoTIS 2013 mentors and himself an organizational expert, for mentioning the book to me. He writes
« The whole premise of the book is how to maintain stability using the hierarchical structure within organizations, and create another network-like structure, working in tandem with the hierarchy, that’s more dynamic, change driven and responsive. The dual system he proposes allows organisations to benefit from the stability and efficiency of hierarchies, whilst leveraging the flexibility and resilience of networks. »
The detective like investigiation into « how organizations organize themselves », prompted by Ilaria Zucconi’s research mission in France, is becoming more and more captivating.
Much of yesterday’s long conversation with Amaury de Buchet, Professor and entrepreneur, as we sat in « his » business incubator, surrounded by start ups, centred on such matters.
On a more prosaic note, we have now sent the online beta version of the survey (on how organizations organize themselves) to about 20 crash testers. We would like the survey to go live on Monday…