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Technology

Ep. 54 Bill Fischer and Simone Cicero on Haier and the entrepreneurial organisation

... you say, revitalise an interest in that. And then for people to think, “Oh, actually, maybe there’s something in this”. And I think also perhaps the technology aspect as well, because I know how Haier and organisations like Buurtzorg are using technology as a way of kind of decentralising, in a way of kind o...more
...ere’s something in this”. And I think also perhaps the technology aspect as well, because I know how Haier and organisations like Buurtzorg are using technology as a way of kind of decentralising, in a way of kind of being able to get rid of a lot of the management functions — because you can automate a lot o...more
... of decentralising, in a way of kind of being able to get rid of a lot of the management functions — because you can automate a lot of things and use technology to really empower people to do things that perhaps previously managers might have done. So yeah, hopefully it will inspire… B Fischer: I’m intereste...more
...ight have done. So yeah, hopefully it will inspire… B Fischer: I’m interested in how Simone would react to this, but I think that Haier has not used technology to replace managers. I think that there was a large exit of managers in the early 2000s. But that was because they changed the organisational structu...more
...t necessarily change the way in which rewards were distributed. And I think Haier has done that. **What do you think Simone? S Cicero: Well, I think technology at Haier is being used to destroy the organisation not to not really to destroy bureaucracy only. I think Haier has been already accepting the idea ...more
...o being entrepreneurial units. So they’re kind of being unbounded by the organisation again. So it’s a continuous unbundling that is made possible by technology. Now we design smart contracts, for example. This is something they have been doing in the last year. Ecosystem micro-community. Ecosystem micro-com...more
... year. Ecosystem micro-community. Ecosystem micro-community is a new organisational artefact that is almost entirely possible just because there is a technology that makes it possible. So, smart contracts in this case. So, again, a technology is being used to introduce a new organisational artefact that is no...more
...l artefact that is almost entirely possible just because there is a technology that makes it possible. So, smart contracts in this case. So, again, a technology is being used to introduce a new organisational artefact that is not even an artefact. It’s just a technological, powerful, technologically powered w...more
...act. It’s just a technological, powerful, technologically powered way to make contracts. So… I find it really fascinating the way that they’re using technology to, again, get rid of anything that is not purposeful, is not useful for what we want to achieve. And so that’s the role of technology, I think, in t...more
... they’re using technology to, again, get rid of anything that is not purposeful, is not useful for what we want to achieve. And so that’s the role of technology, I think, in this organisation. B Fischer: So the opposite of centralisation is not necessarily decentralisation, right? Which is what they’re doing...more
...isation. B Fischer: So the opposite of centralisation is not necessarily decentralisation, right? Which is what they’re doing. But I sort of see the technology part as an enabler, that the technology makes it easier to do these things, but people are not abdicating their role in imagining the future and driv...more
...centralisation is not necessarily decentralisation, right? Which is what they’re doing. But I sort of see the technology part as an enabler, that the technology makes it easier to do these things, but people are not abdicating their role in imagining the future and driving the organisation forward and in enth...more
...t, I mean, I feel like Haier is just becoming smarter and more efficient at capitalism than any other company in the world. And capitalism means also technology. So essentially, it’s probably the one organisation on earth at the moment where capitalism and technology are playing at their highest potential. S...more
...ny in the world. And capitalism means also technology. So essentially, it’s probably the one organisation on earth at the moment where capitalism and technology are playing at their highest potential. So the problem with technology, we know it very well. And so the question is, is there a risk that you just ...more
...t’s probably the one organisation on earth at the moment where capitalism and technology are playing at their highest potential. So the problem with technology, we know it very well. And so the question is, is there a risk that you just create an organisation this is a master of destroying the planet? But to...more
...tforms do. So, an investment process that makes it easier to enterprise inside the organisation if you’re passionate about the Internet of Things and technology, than outside. So it’s really a system that’s very porous. It’s a very porous organisation that you can imagine as a kind of accelerator. You end up...more
...ust about speaking about removing bureaucracy. But it’s also about acknowledging that bureaucracy -needs to be eliminated in an age of an increase in technology, zero transaction costs. You know, it’s no more the industrial age — we are beyond that. And we need to acknowledge it in our organisations. B Fisch...more

Ep. 33 Margaret Wheatley on leadership and Warriors for the Human Spirit

...te relationships. How often do we just pick up a phone and call someone? I don't know I make an appointment. Or do you even use the phone anymore. So technology, which was meant to connect is partly responsible for us feeling more and more overwhelmed, distracted and lonely. And then the groupings we find on ...more
..., which was meant to connect is partly responsible for us feeling more and more overwhelmed, distracted and lonely. And then the groupings we find on technology, lend themselves to increased withdrawal increased aggression, increased conspiracy theories - this has been well documented now, in social media gro...more

Ep. 37 Miki Kashtan on the three shifts needed for self-managing organisations to thrive

... I thought we could start by talking about Nonviolent Communication, because I know this is a movement that you're very active in. And I think it's a technology, if you could call it that, that comes up a lot in the conversation around self managing organisations as something that's a really good practice for...more