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    « The Power of Open: 2.0 Public, Private and Community Sectors | Main | 11.11am on 11th of the 11th, 2011 »

    October 30, 2011



    Gillian Tett of the Financial Times shares your doubts about the way the present system is working: "Just as the past four years have raised questions about the way modern finance works, they are raising profound questions about our systems of government: we have no institutions to plan for the future, nor institutions that can quickly respond to a crisis. This is one of the reasons faith in so many public institutions is collapsing, alongside faith in the bankers. It's why you've got this Occupy Wall Street protest."


    Thanks Dad, interesting to hear Gillian Tett's views.

    I should clarify I don't see Agile Progress as a wholesale replacement for existing organizational systems, but rather an emergent, experimental new way of driving progress that might one day in the future superceed the old.

    The main problem with most of todays institutions/organizations is that they each have their own agenda(s) e.g. re-election, stock price etc, therefore they each represent a biased, silo'd view of reality and act out of their own interests (often win/lose) rather than focussing on how they can partner with others to contribute towards a common vision (win/win).

    Common visions could represent the 99% as well as the 1% (and are more likely to if participation is open, since 99% represents more weight than 1%)

    Most existing organizations are not structured to leverage the latest communication methods available (which now make it possible to set a shared vision, work with others and leverage all the expertise available internally and externally in a collaborative way, to co-create value).

    I see there being plenty of room for economic growth for the private sector, through contributing value towards the common vision.

    Rather than fight the existing system, why not prove out a new, emergent one?

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