Information access and flow LO11568

Rol Fessenden (76234.3636@CompuServe.COM)
26 Dec 96 15:48:20 EST

Replying to LO11546 --

I wrote:
>Rather than eliminate hierarchy, create many little hierarchies
>that sometimes compete, sometimes collaborate, sometimes evaporate
>to be replaced by newer, more relevant ones. This effectively creates
>an environment in which everyone participates in the hierarchy,
>and not just the chosen few.

And Michael A said,

"The image that sprang into my mind immediately when I read this was of a
network. Isn't a -network- essentially a bunch of little hierarchies,
sometimes competing, sometimes collaborating...?"

Perhaps. Somehow in my mind I envision each little hierarchy providing
something I call 'leadership' and 'ownership' -- which includes passion,
intensity, belief, and vision -- in its sphere. I think of them as being
responsible in a very positive and constructive sense for making something
specific happen.


Rol Fessenden LL Bean, Inc 76234,

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