It’s been an exciting week for us at Outthinker Networks, and we’re thrilled to share some major updates with our valued community:
1. HBR Article: Is Organizational Hierarchy Getting in the Way of Innovation?
Our year-long research study on the emergence of new decentralized organizational models has culminated in a new Harvard Business Review article: Is Organizational Hierarchy Getting in the Way of Innovation? This piece, coauthored by Outthinker Networks founder Kaihan Krippendorff and president Claudio Garcia, shares findings showing how companies embracing elements of decentralized organizational models are significantly outperforming their peers in attracting and retaining top talent and overall financial performance. The article examines the research, explores why and how these models are surfacing (and why now), and identifies the key characteristics of one of the most promising and successful models. Dig into the article to start thinking beyond the hierarchy.
2. Interactive Website: Beyond the Hierarchy – When Firms Transform into Ecosystem Brands
To put our extensive research into action, we’ve launched an interactive website and new assessment tool to assess your organization’s current level of intrapreneurial intensity. The website converts research into practice with practical recommendations, multimedia resources, and a personalized report to start adapting your organizational design. Take the assessment and receive tailored insights to stay ahead of the curve.
3. Outthinkers Podcast Episode 100
Finally, we’re proud to share that today marks the 100th episode of the Outthinkers Podcast! To celebrate, we’ve compiled highlights of some of our favorite thought leader insights over the years. Tune in for a “greatest hits” compilation focused on strategy, leadership, culture, innovation, and more. Thank you for listening – we appreciate your support and look forward to the next 100 episodes!
Thank you for being a valued member of the Outthinker community. We’re excited to continue this journey of outthinking the status quo together. Please feel free to forward this newsletter to someone else who might benefit, and reach out if you have any questions.
Stepping into the future with you,
The Outthinker Networks team