Self-organization is the new structure for business: IBM Research
A new IBM research report suggests that the best analogies for businesses in the future may no longer be the command structures of the military but the self-organising networks found in nature: schools of fish, flocks of birds and swarms of insects.
This research, contained in The IBM Global Innovation Outlook 2.0 Report, reinforces Bioteam rule 10: Self-Organising Networks.
The Report also highlights the importance of ‘Porous Corporate Boundaries’ which resonates with another bioteam rule (11): Porous Membranes. Living cells have delicate membranes which let in good stuff like food and symbiants but keep out bad stuff like poisons and parasites.
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