I am on vacation for just a few days. I am reviewing past Daily Thoughts and grouping them
Take a look at these
In cased you have missed them, three posts on the power of transversal, peer-to-peer in organizations
The disconnect between ‘vertical management’ and ‘horizontal, peer-to-peer influence:
In friends (colleagues, pals, mates, buddies) I trust. Trust in organizations is horizontal. Our management systems are vertical. ‘Huston, we have a problem!’
Again, look at the learning from Obama’s political campaign. They elevated ‘grassroots’ at a 3 star Michelin level. Why we, in organizations, don’t learn faster about bottom-up mobilization?
‘It’s about you, and between you (not us at the top, not the leadership team)’
And finally, a piece of research we have done within an organization comparing the ‘reach power’ of the Leadership Team with the five top influencers in the organization, as found (blandly) by Social Network Analysis
Top Influencers 2, Top Leadership 1 (Hierarchical power in the organization is half of the ‘peer-to-peer’ power)
It’s time to look at the organizatio, not top-down but sideways
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