Create a Productive Organization in Modern World

The world has become more complex, so cooperation has become more important and the “holy trinity of efficiency” less so because they don’t promote cooperation.

So, ignore these outdated “rules”:

  • clarity: everything is not clear and simple, but may change case-by-case
  • accountability: creates complexity
  • measurement: if single worker’s effort is measured, (s)he will concentrate on that and not on cooperation

And, in order to be productive in modern world, create organizations that:

  • make cooperation useful and desirable from an individual’s point of view
  • has not complex structures and measurement systems
  • go for fuzziness instead of clarity
  • remove most measurement systems, and instead look for cooperation

Source

Yves Morieux: How too many rules at work keep you from getting things done