WELCOME to ORGmuze 3.0
It has some THOUGHTS and PIX about ORGanizations, Systems, Networks and PEOPLE.
POWERFUL and PERVASIVE. Modern civilization (i.e. WE) could not exist without them.
This cruise ship is a floating ORG and part of a far bigger corporate ORG. The small owner-operated fishing boat is an independent Mini-Org. connected to others of all kinds and sizes.
The taxi driver & street vendor, like the fishing boat are also one-person micro-orgs, i.e. independent hustlers.
They work solo, for themselves but still depend on other ORGs - to sell them supplies & services, to rent them equipment. City Hall provides police, licenses, etc.
By contrast the ships's engineer (pic above) is employed by the cruise line (with HR benefits), working alongside 2000 other staff on this ship (many of them the modern equivalent of sweatshop workers).
Welcome to ORGmuze 3.0
Here I overview some important ideas on organizations and organizing. Most has been seen before -- but not like this. Of course it's a work-in-progress.
Thanks for looking.
Phones (but not iPads) might not get the full content on a few pages.
In some ways ORGs have not changed since the Roman Empire but many new factors in later history have caused major changes - e.g. printing, mass production, electricity, and the Internet & worldwide web.
The sudden, vast, devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is unprecedented and still unfolding. Organizations are among the economic victims and part of the improvised counter-attack.