Netarchy: Collaborating for Change and Innovation - Nextinit

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Netarchy, collaborating for change and innovation

January, 25

 

As Darwin used to say, “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” With companies, living beings in a complex ecosystem, it happens the same.

 

Sometimes, is not the “best” company the one that survive, but the one most responsive to change. Therefore, being agile, flexible and innovative should be a key point for every enterprise. Almost, a life or death matter!

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”

– Darwin

And, in fact, we are living times of a constant change. New technologies, globalization, new ways of working, or new generations joining the work life symbolize a constant change to handle.

Old rigid structures inherited from the past are no longer useful, and we need to find systems fitting the needs we live nowadays.

We are living times of a constant change

Old rigid structures inherited from the past are no longer useful, and we need to find systems fitting the needs we live nowadays.

When it’s about systems, netarchy has demonstrated to be pretty dynamic and agile. Distilled from the collective intelligence principles, netarchy is based on a mutual collaboration and trust, where everybody have the same chances and opportunities to suggest solutions, improvement, and changes, and to be listened and taken into consideration.

The concept was developed by José Cabrera, a Spanish technologist that got inspired from the software developers way of working, able to develop complex products without a rigid hierarchical structure.

Ok, but, what are the main points of netarchy?

  • Collaboration
  • Self- management
  • Transparency
  • Emergence
  • Coherence
  • Involvement
  • Interdependence
  • Openness
  • Adaptability
  • Freedom
  • Learning

 

This way of organisation started in the software developers environment, but it has many advantages and applications in other areas. It is based on transparency and recognition of every colleague’s contribution, in a constant collaboration.

A proactive attitude and dialogue are basic in a netarchy, allowing thus a constant ideas exchange. This flexibility within a company makes easier to get adapted to changes, and the rule is proaction, instead of reaction. Other fruits of netarchy are innovation and engagement.

Is proactivity and adaptability in the DNA of your organization? Would your company survive to strong changes, according to Darwin? A good way to start implementing netarchy is Nextinit: collaboration, transparency, openness… all in one place. And now, you can try it for free 😉

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