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An Era of Ferment in Organizing for Creative Work

An Era of Ferment in Organizing for Creative Work

New species of organizations are popping up that challenge how creative work is understood and how groups of people coordinate to accomplish tasks. We think this a wonderful thing as the dominant design of organizations may not appropriate for the incredible challenges we face – political, social, ecological, technological or otherwise. Mono-cultures are profitable but risky. A diverse creative ecology is a resilient one. However, our concern is that most or all of these new species will fail to thrive as the conditions are not being created for them to succeed. The Silicon Valley approaches, despite the enthusiastic rhetoric, are too often iterations on an old model. Truly new ways of organizing are hard to spot, and even harder to protect.