via John Kotter…
Concept of hybrid network / hierarchy in the intra-organizational context seems analogous to the concept of hybrid network / hierarchy for “innovation ecosystems” in the inter-organizational context.
We form machines in the image of our brain; we form organizations in the image of our brain.
hierarchy / linear / monolithic structure –> operational / repetitive functions –> primitive brain
network / nonlinear / granular structure –> creative / non-repetitive functions –> advanced brain
Optimizing for agility vs. efficiency… in the context of an “organizational operating system“.