From Hierarchy to Wirearchy.

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As we discussed a while back, ECS (Enterprise Collaboration Systems) are creating internal networks within large scale organizations that enable rapid shifts in the composition of work groups, without any formal reorganization. While the systems for empowering productive and efficient decentralized teams are now in place, what’s equally important for leaders within organizations to acknowledge is the need to actively curate and nurture an environment in which individuals can flourish. Freedom and productivity are enabled by technology, however…

“Knowledge, trust, credibility and an aim for some sort of result (a purpose, in other words) are core elements of human social activity and as people are connected peer-to-peer, they are becoming the most potent areas upon which to concentrate to create perceptible tangible value.” —Jon Husband, Founder/Principal Wirearchy

Described as an emergent organizing principal for an era of interconnected knowledge, trust and credibility, “Wirearchy is about the power and effectiveness of people working together through connection and collaboration – taking responsibility individually and collectively rather than relying on traditional hierarchical status.” People have an intrinsic need to find meaning and experience community in their work – they want to be responsible and accountable and are looking for organizations that allow that to happen.


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