3 thoughts
last posted April 21, 2014, 7:14 a.m.

Paradox 1:

  • Organizations should be as fluid as possible to empower people to make constant improvements.
  • Fluid organizations can hide unhealthy behavior and true power structures, and leave to confusion about "the rules".

Paradox 2:

  • Constraints are necessary for creativity.
  • Unnecessary constraints inhibit creativity.

Paradox 3:

  • Information should be as transparent as possible.
  • Too much information makes it impossible to be truly transparent because the most important information is hidden.

Paradox 4:

  • People should be empowered to make decisions.
  • Decisions should be informed by the desires, wisdom, knowledge of the team.

So, what's the right way to:

  • Structure an organization?
  • Set constraints?
  • Channel information?
  • Make decisions?

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