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10 Principles of Emergent Organizations (And How We Live Them at The Ready)

By Sam Spurlin

At The Ready, we've concluded that today's most impactful organizations demonstrate the same ten principles. We call these the ten principles of emergent organizations. This week, Sam gives us a reflective look at how we try to live these very principles at The Ready. Read the piece here  this one's a special one.

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Our favorite reads this week

  1. A dynamic team is more than the sum of its parts. Here's data to suggest why. (@digitaltonto)
  2. Is it time to kill the org chart? Or is it time we make it more dynamic? A nice mention of us from our friend Andrew Hill. (Financial Times)
  3. Our organizations must take steps toward becoming more emergent. If we don't, the U.S. could miss out on an opportunity to save $3 trillion in GDP. (Management Exchange)
  4. And more on saving $$$: According to a new study that surveyed 1025 managers, the cost of silence in an organization is $7,500. Candid cultures have a real benefit to bottom line. (HBR)
  5. What else has an impact on bottom line? Empathy. From a 2016 survey of 15,000 leaders, the 10 companies that scored highest in empathy generated 50% more earnings than the bottom 10. (Washington Post)
  6. "Startups go through a metamorphosis as they become larger companies. They go from organizations built to learn, discover and iterate, to predominately one that can execute adroitly having found product/market fit." 2009 Steve Blank hits the nail on the head. (Steve Blank)
  7. As you may guess from last week's newsletter, we're thinking a lot about the implications of AI. One implication is the possibility of universal basic income. What does UBI mean in an automated future? (Peter Diamandis)
  8. Lastly, this visual by Tanmay Vora (based on a piece written by Anupam Kundu & Tarang Baxi) is spot on. Here are seven pitfalls to avoid during organizational transformation. (@tnvora)
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