Tomorrow’s leaders won’t emerge from top-down hierarchies but from new types of organizational structures.
Decentralization, cooperation and inclusion play an increasing role in the success of any organization. And new governance models have been created to meet this global trend.
The concept of the postmodern organization for instance – one that is decentered, self-reflexive and multi-faceted – is more than 20 years old. The idea that organizations should not focus solely on shareholder value but serve a diverse set of stakeholders (pluralistic organizations) is more relevant than ever, although it was already widespread in the early 2000s. Alternative governance models exist but still need to gain in popularity.
In this interview series, we’ve asked a panel of experts to describe (not so) new leadership and organizational theories, what they have learned while practicing them and how more organizations could start applying them.