Transforming organizations into natural enterprises
Dave Pollard writes an excellent article Stewardship: Remaking Traditional Companies into Natural Enterprises on the difference between traditional organisations and what he calls ‘natural enterprises’ and how to move from one to the other.
The article includes a very useful table which summarises the main differences between traditional organisations and natural enterprises over about a dozen key organizational domains such as decision-making, size and primary objectives.
Dave also reviews Peter Block’s latest book “The Answer to How is Yes” which attempts to deal with many of the issues in 'naturalising' an enterprise.
Bioteams Books Reviews
Read this book if your future is anyway connected to Web2.0. Andrew Keen’s central thesis is that if all content (e.g. music, video, news, books, encyclopaedias) is produced by “amateurs” and no-one will pay for “professional” versions then its curtains for quality or independent publishing.