Collaboration and democracy

The shift towards long-distance collaboration in the design and production of goods and services is helping shape the future of democracy. Some corporations recognise that old hierarchies aren’t working. Sometimes they even mandate that their subordinate units break with old practices. The irony! “I demand that you all start disregarding hierarchy immediately!!” The trouble is, any structure in which most individuals are inaccessible to others is going to be inefficient in turbulent times. As Charles Handy said 5 years ago, ‘Hierarchy, generally, is losing its legitimacy while partnership is in... Read The Rest →