"The three most important dimensions of organizational structure are *hierarchy*...the vertical dimensions of authority; *centralization*, ... the powers of coordination; and *formalization*, ... the degree to which organizational activities are standardized and regulated. Curiously, the Mondragon cooperatives... are growing more rigid along these three dimensions, even as their official rhetoric is spotlighting flexibility, innovation, and entrepreneurship."
@Matt_Noyes well I have really come to believe that sociocratic style systems can thread the needle. I don't think that people have to formally adopt SCM, sociocracy 2.0 or Halocracy (just look at Rainbow Grocery or SUMA); however, these formats have a lot to teach about creating hierarchies of work as opposed to hierarchies of power. #coops #organizingwork
Thanks. Still just learning about sociocracy.
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