My connections for Leaderless Organizations and TimeBanking

in Discussion - The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations

Here is what I got out of Starfish and Spider and how it relates to TimeBanking. 

 

 

  • Leading by example.
  • start doing something and other joins in
  • rules and norms (not anarchy)
  • power is distributed among people
  • no one person is essential to the overall well being
  • there is a network of peers
  • each member has access to knowledge and the ability to make direct use of it. 
  • communication: directly between members
  • Top management is about function and responsibility rather than rank and privilege 
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  • In an open system, what matters most isn’t the CEO , but whether the leadership is trusting enough of the members to leave them alone. Long term TB’s report that connecting continues while the reporting of such exchanges stops. 
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  • each member is assumed equally knowledgeable
  • each member has power equal to that of any other member
  • each ‘chapter’ knows the needs of its members 
  • each group can decide how to react accordingly. 
  • trust the network, personal relationships based on trust
  • tolerance for ambiguity
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  • With Timebanking we have a way of connecting communities, network of networks
  • there is a standard people subscribe to
  • How do you help communities use what they already have? 
  • It takes a month of concerted persuasion to change someones ideology
  • small size provides economic advantage
  • each member adds value
  • creativity thrives (trades, services)
  • contribute and share knowledge
  • catalyst...shares and lets it go
  • The values are the organization
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  • circles: 
  • share a common heritage and tradition
  • each group maintains its own particular habits and norms
  • once you join you are equal
  • contribute to the best of your ability
  • physical contact to keep members accountable to one another (face to face, hard to brush off)
  • Norms: confidentiality and support, members enforce norms
  • based on trust
  • assume the best of each other
  • over 14 members and the bond breaks down
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  • Catalyst
  • initiates a circle, fades into the background
  • generates ideas develope an idea
  • allow others to follow through share it with others
  • leads by example lead by example
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  • Ideology
  • Why join? 
  • why spend time and effort to participate? 
  • hold a common belief
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  • recovery:
  • 12 steps
  • always be a member (self defined membership) 
  • lead by example
  • directly help another without permission or approval
  • forgo experts, help each other
  • Norms...confidentiality and support
  • ideology...people can help each other out of addiction
  • the 12 steps are the implications of this ideology...follow the steps, be successful.