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