8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Exploring alternative organizational models,
This review is from: The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations (Paperback)
This easy-to-read book explores de-centralized organizations and how they (sometimes) outperform conventional, centralized ones.
While the book offers some interesting examples to back up its claims, one would be ill-advised to quickly jump into conclusions. Centralized organizations are just as necessary as decentralized ones and we probably need both in our complex, post-industrial, information-rich society.
Still, this books makes its case for a new wave of so-called 'leaderless' organizations where member contribution and overarching, internalized ideologies are key. A timely reminder that successful organizational models are as diverse as human beings and their cultures.