TEAMWORK & What Makes an Organization “Networked”? #HarvardBusinessReview

Commentary by Dr. Whitesel; “People usually misunderstand the meaning of an organizational “network.” I’ve written a chapter about this in my book ORGANIX (Abingdon Press). But General Stanley McChrystal in his new book “Team of Teams” emphasizes that in the new “networked organization” we should create small informal networks that can morph and be ended as needed. These team-nets (my term) can be added to your existing organizational structure. General McChrystal created these teams among his fighting forces without changing the Army’s organizational structure. This means the “new network organization” creates short term task-forces or team-nets that organically get things done without changing the organizational structure. This is the same tactic I advocate we embrace in the church. For more on these new networks see this article in Harvard Business Review.”

Read more at … https://hbr.org/2015/06/what-makes-an-organization-networked