Archive for August, 2016

You don’t need permission

Friday, August 26th, 2016

In case you didn’t get the memo: There is no secret validation committee, deliberating on what your destiny is allowed to be.

So that strategy about waiting for your life to be finally green-lighted by someone else?

Sorry, you’ve been wasting your time.

There is no green light. Or red light. Or yellow light.

There’s just you. And what you intend to do about the present moment.

But I suspect you already knew that…

Image and text by @gapingvoid

This issue resonates with the current status in health information system where most of those who could address the genuine problems faced by suffering people feel that they have to "get a permission" (an order form) by the system (read the Minister, a major company, a well known professor…).

At a moment when it has never been so easy to engage with the people (the true customers, the ones in need of solutions) while big organizations are "lost in complexity" in current paradigm shift moments, I often ask the hard question : are you the kind of people that can address real people issues, or just a player by the rules that builds on outdated specifications?

Blank vote

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

This black drawing accurately sums up the reason why I decided several years ago to always vote blank. The first step toward a new paradigm has always been to stop playing by the rules of a system that no longer makes sense. It is now time to invent the Meshed Society that should come next.

Distorted perceptions of screening benefit beyond reality

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Substitutes for Hierarchy

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

2/ Potential cost savings from reducing hierarchy are substantial

3/ Simply eliminating hierarchy is not a guarantee of improved performance

4/ instead of just talking about hierarchy we should look at the functions of hierarchy and ask what substitutes are available for them

5/ When jobs are simple, repeating and specialized, the need for coordination, control and hierarchically driven motivation is increased

6/ Hierarchy is needed when people don’t know what others are doing and lack the links and ability to communicate and coordinate

7/ Work is interaction between interdependent people. Not all people :-)

8/ The degree of interdependence is determined by how much people need to coordinate, cooperate and relate to others

9/ The industrial organization was based on the idea of low / controlled interdependence -> hierarchy

10/ The post-industrial org is based on high, emergent and complex interdependence -> symmetric organization

11/ Without a thorough redesign of the org it is very unlikely that a significant part of the hierarchy can be made unnecessary