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Organizational Forms Over Human History

Network Form Enabled and Needed in the Information Age

Illustration from Jeff and Jessica's Book Cited in Earlier Post

Here is one view of how organizational forms developed over human history. The “information age” both enables and requires the network organization as a new form. It enables it because of the continuing evolution of the Internet and the tools that are being developed for coordination and collaboration. It requires it because knowledge must be used where ever it is found in an organization, and it cannot be assumed only to be located where the organization chart says it should be.

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