Do Both: Organizations need top-down and sideways

My “PowerShop” prototype demonstrated at TED 2013

About a decade ago, I served on a World Economic Forum (WEF) council on new models of leadership. Back then I thought a lot about how our world was moving from the hierarchy to the heterarchy.

The advantage of being able to easily connect across an organization means that the “head” of an organization can actively feel the pain in their arms, knees, fingertips, and toes.

You need both. Do both.

John Maeda: Technologist and product experience leader that bridges business, engineering, design via working inclusively. Happily working at Everbridge☁️ :+).

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