Leadership networks: the reality ahead
Technology evolves faster than fundamental science because we design it on purpose, and build it on applied science. It does have goals, deadlines, and we can set up specific organizations to achieve them.
The same design principles can be used to reshape our businesses. We can use independent networks of stakeholder teams and connect them with purpose(s). We can animate them with emergent leadership processes to align local actions with global goals. And we can support the underlying development process with learning tools and platforms that speed up the process, as all progress is knowledge based.
Leadership networks are a form of organization that decentralizes everything but the purpose we want to achieve. Be it replacing your top product, developing new markets or reshaping the organization, we can design leadership networks to outpace any centralized structure in innovation processes. By enabling leadership networks to emerge and take the job, companies tap into the swarm intelligence of their stakeholders in a loose structured way that flexibly adapts to the complexity of its context. Leadership networks are still in their infancy, but so are all our endeavors when compared with their fiction.