Rhizomtic thinking and organisation development
Cliff Oswick author of ‘OD and metaphorical explorations’ and faculty at Cass Business school describes how organisation design is increasingly becoming Rhyzomatic. He takes examples of companies like Zappos and Value Gaming where hierarchies are getting replaced by social networks.
Social networking analysis is more like peeping into the crabgrass inside the organisation to study power centres and influencers.
Ultimately Rhyzomatic thinking can lead us to ways to tranform organisations into self-organising ecosystems. The objective will be to create conditions where people can self-organise around things which matter to them and what they care about.
managers need to start embracing the idea that people are committed to making a difference and the role of a manager is how you help them and not how you control them in making that difference