[Wikipedia-l] We might have been mentioned in a book - can anyone confirm this?

Mathias Schindler neubau at presroi.de
Wed Aug 4 10:56:36 UTC 2004

How to gain power at work in the future: Give it away

Wednesday, August 4, 2004 - Page C3

The Future of Work

By Thomas Malone,

Harvard Business School Press,

225 pages, $44.95


"Prof. Malone suggests three patterns will occur in the future:

Loosening the hierarchy: When Google Inc. starts a major project, it 
doesn't create a huge new organization with lots of management layers, 
it sets up a few autonomous engineering teams and sets them loose. The 
Wikipedia on-line encyclopedia allows anybody to contribute to it, with 
no centralized quality control. "Its success so far shows that amazingly 
loose hierarchies can create impressively large and complex results," 
Prof. Malone says."

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