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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Weakening of Hierarchies

A Weakening of Hierarchies

Information abundance permits INDIVIDUALS to by-pass hierarchies that have – deliberately or inadvertently – controlled or limited information

Alternative human organization forms – based mainly on the Network have proved more effective and efficient for transacting information than hierarchies. In Information intensive enterprises, hierarchical organizations may not be competitive with networks.

Source: IN ATHENA’s CAMP – Preparing for conflict in the Information Age, (Ed) Arquilla J. and Ronfeldt D, RAND, 1997

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