The Synergies of Our People are Required and Now We Must Focus Them
“To Render Technology Useful, We Must Blend It With Humanity. This Process Will Serve Us Best if Alongside Our Most Promising Technologies, We Bring Our Full Humanity, Augmenting Our Rational Powers With Our Feelings, Our Actions And Our Faith. We Cannot Do This By Reason Alone!”
— The Late Michael L. Dertouzos, MIT
Advancing Agile Lifestyles & Open Communities
The Associative Fabric
It’s About Adapting for Rapid Change
♦ Flexible Housing & Livelihoods
♦ Shared Resources and Spaces — Commons
♦ Open Learning Communities — Learning the Practices of Open Collaboration
Hands-on Learning by Doing
Identifying Appropriate Tools & Services
Exchanging Ideas and Knowledge
Researching & Testing Technologies for Needs-based Innovation & Implementation
♦ Blending Technology Transition and Monetization for Advancing Families and Communities, e.g.:
Entreprises— Social Enterprises, Freelancers
Citizen Interaction— Collaboration, Mentors, Interns, Externs
Prosumers (Producer/Consumer), Makers, Hackers and Professional Amateurs
Testing Technology Models— Projects Building Trust and New Knowledge Resources through Interactive Practices
♦ Social Technologies have Radically Disrupted Education, Lifestyles, Communications, Government, Commerce, and Transportation
♦ Using these Same Technologies, People are Now Sharing Products and Services with Each Other— Bypassing Existing Institutions.
♦ Beyond Business Functions, the Collaborative or Sharing Economy is Dramatically Impacting Core Lifestyle Models.
The Shift to Social Network’s ‘Pull’ Communication — Where Individuals Share Resources — Runs Counter to Existing Business Process (and the Traditional ‘Push’ Communication) and Will Eventually Invalidate It.
Push-and-Pull Communication Styles Conflict, and ‘Pull’ Harmonizes Entirely With Social Network Communication.
These Advances Undermine Traditional Business Processes and the Collective-Collaborative Organization that Evolved in Lockstep With Outmoded Industrial-based Business Processes.
The Shift isn’t Evolving in the Way that Email Led to Organizational Flattening.
Rather, it will Invalidate the Rules and Roles of Traditional Business Processes and Turn the Process Logic into Just Another Form of Information Passed Along Through the Social Network.
Though Not Obvious to Many at this Point, the Companies that are Structured in a Connective-Cooperative Style will Gain the Most Benefit from Social Networks than their Counterparts.
Stated More Strongly— Those Desiring to Get the Maximum Boost that is Inherent in this Lean, Self-innovating, Agile Model, will have to Proactively Take the Necessary Steps to Shed the Rigid Cultural Principles of Slow-and-Tight, Twentieth-Century Business.
To Better Facilitate the Changing Dynamics, the Entreprise Matrix Promotes Lifestyle Enterprises— New Agile Income Sources for Enhancing Families and Communities.
Incorporating Three Forms of Adaptive Business Culture:
1. Collaborative— Inverted Pyramid-and-Processes Framework
2. Cooperative/Sharing— Adaptive Network-and-Connections organization, ad hoc relationships, laissez faire decision making, time banking, complex adaptive systems
3. Competitive— Wheel-and-Spoke Organization
Individuals in these companies will have more autonomy, and there will be more opportunity when compared to the large slow-and-tight, risk-averse companies that are dominant today.
The value of consensus is falling in a rapidly changing, unstable world where there is a higher premium for business innovation and more uncertainty than ever before.
This leads to a devaluation of business processes, particularly those business processes intended to direct human agency and to act as a surrogate for micro-managing employees’ every move.
Companies risk becoming disconnected by consumers who connect with each other. The Entreprise Matrix provides a Collaborative Value Chain, helping companies redesign their business models, by becoming a Company-as-a-Service, Motivating and Innovating a Community and Market.
The Forward-looking Business will Employ One Model
— Agile Businesses will Employ All Three
Emerging Technologies Bring Fantastic Opportunities