3. Establishing a Governance Model

It has been said that anarchism can be traced back to the origins of the ancient Chinese philosopher Laozi, the founder of the Taoism religion, more than 2,000 years ago. We’ve also seen anarchy arise throughout the world in 1642, 1720, 1749, and, most recently, 1993 during the crisis in Somalia.

Just as there was anarchy and political unrest in each of these key phases throughout history, there is anarchy in business today. The examples given appear to be more dramatic than what we see today in business, but modern-day organizational anarchy is causing unrest internally as it relates to transforming into a social business.

The modern-day cure for anarchy in business is a governance model. A governance model, ...

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