work is bases the design of Extraordinary Organizations on
five core beliefs
about the nature of people and how they come together in
organizations to do collaborative work including:
people organize to build an organization and an enterprise
as a means to fulfilling their own needs. However,
they must generate exceptional enterprise results and
customer benefits to do this.
- Structure: An
organization has no hierarchy - Authority
over another comes only when a person grants it to you in return
for some service and can be rescinded if that service
is not provided.
- Equality: Members are equal
in rights and status- All are equal
in basic rights even though they have different capabilities.
- Freedom - Members
are free to do as they wish as long as it does not interfere
with the freedom of others. Members must
agree on how to act when their behaviors interfere with
- Ownership - Members own the
returns resulting from their efforts. These
returns are after paying adequate compensation for all resources
provided from outside the enterprise. Invested money is no
more than one of these resources.