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hierarchy versus network

hierarchy versus network
Quote: “We now do most of our work through networking technology. This technology and its tools are shaping the way we work and relate to people around us. There is no doubt that the tools in turn are having a huge impact on the way organizations function. Yet, I have come to believe that the hierarchical form of org structure is alive and well, and not about to give way to the “so-called” networked organization.”
Comment: Interesting thought -many organizations embrace the networked model by employing it in a hierarchy. Some hierarchy is important…but only to the degree that it fosters network functioning…too often, it’s about taking a good idea…and squeezing it into an existing bad idea.