(Commenting on one of the research published in MIT Sloan - Designing Effective Knowledge Networks)
The article is a nice complement to modules of Hi-Impact Network that I’m currently conducting. I hope that everyone in the Artificial Intelligence industry should be reading this article. It a true representation of state of the art combination of ‘management and technical’.
But the part where :
“We found that good leaders were role models, inspiring members to act, and they did not delegate work such as being online and responding to discussions. They were routinely visible — as a cohesive team — to the community”
Sounds ‘a lil bit’ rethorical (and yes, good leaders do all that)
Unfortunately I still see leaders thinking like typical managers -yet ‘hijacking’ the word leader. More system than functional.
This conventional approach is now loosing its glory as it tends to create fear rather than respect. Even when this ‘leader’ is visible, it looks like ‘checking, inspecting and auditing’ when making rounds. The ‘visibility’ is too frequent which may be misinterpreted as a signal of mistrust.
But when you really analyze it (I mean really…), you’ll find that there is never an accurate equilibrium in the curves of supply and demand.
This is because, the scenario depends mostly on what type of products and services that you’re selling. If you talk about controlled items, then you can easily relate to controlled raw materials.
Now, here you can’t use the conventional supply and demand as it won’t work!
What should be highlighted is about Knowledge-Based Economy and total reduction of Productivity-Based Economy.
Now, quoting Peter Drucker Chapter 12 in his book The Age of Discontinuity – (which he has said this quite some time ago – the idea of “scientific management” developed by Taylor/Mashlup.
There is; on the other hand; productivity but it is recommended not to be mixed up together as the sole indicator for supply and demand.
There is a lot of justifications needed (which require true factual knowledge and information) to be made even in the laymen term rather than depending merely on the curves.
Thus, the information age will be ready to go for the next wave, Rules, practices needed rewriting in an interconnected, globalized economy where knowledge resources such as trade secrets and expertise are as critical as other economic resources.
Nik Zafri Abdul Majid