The biggest challenge for companies won’t come from the outside world. It will be to change the dynamics inside their organizations in order to match the speed of flow on the outside. Unfreezing age-old hierarchical command-and-control mechanisms won’t be easy.
“The corporation will survive—but not as we know it. Organizations are critically important as organizers, not as employers. Often the most productive and profitable way to organize is to disintegrate and partner.”
—Peter F. Drucker
I have had the privilege of teaching at London Business School since 2008. I really enjoy spending time at the school, although I am not an academic. Far from it. When I graduated from my university in the field of computer ...