Classification of Organizational Paradigms
Referring to my blog “Being Agile at Organizational scale” I’d like to classify the various organizational paradigms.
I propose a two-dimensional matrix with the following axes:
- Management focused (top-down) vs. Team focused (bottom-up)
- Dependent (waterfall like) vs. Emergent (agile like)
In this matrix, a command-and-control culture was at the dependent-management edge. Self-managed teams were at the team-emergent edge.
I’ve started to put the agile organizational pattern into this matrix:
- Autocratic (classical stereotype)
Management focused, top-down, waterfall-like thinking
- Radical Management
Get rid of top-down communication, enabling self-organizing teams.
Do the right thinks, get the best of classical vs. emergent elements. Management as enablers.
Based on collective wisdom, dynamical management
- Management 3.0
Requires management to understand emergence in complex systems