We now take the model from the previous post, and ask the questions over the next several posts. This first answer post asks these questions:
- Are these dynamics the inevitable results of large organizations?
- How can we forestall these dynamics within an organization?
- To what extent should we avoid creating large organizations?
- Has this dynamic ever been different in the past in other times and places?
These are the best answers I was able to come up with. Some of this is reiteration of previous observations and prescriptions. Some of it is new.
There are some bold claims in these answer posts, which I lack the space and time to defend in detail or provide citations for properly, with which I am confident many readers will disagree. I am fine with that. I do not intend to defend them further unless I see an opportunity in doing so.
I would love to be missing much better strategies for making organizations less doomed – if you have ideas please please please share them in the comments and/or elsewhere.