Is the Fractal Organization Actually Applicable?
Naturally, we are dealing with an organizational change here, often a real heavyweight. My personal belief is that the organization will need to implement this change sooner or later in any case. It is simply too clear that companies are moving in precisely this direction and becoming faster, more flexible, and even more attractive as a result. So the question is not if, but when.
In modern times, organizations simply must adapt quickly to changes in basic external parameters and must process environmental impulses as quickly as possible. Complex adaptive systems are an excellent example for this, as they describe life itself. And so far, at least, they do it successfully.
At this point, we do not wish to go into more detail about aspects such as organizational necessity and the implementation of the change. However, we do recommend the following reference literature:
Appelo, Jurgen: Management 3.0, Person Education, 2010.
Laloux, Frederic: Reinventing organisations, Nelson Parker, 2014.
Robertson, Brian: Holocracy, Pengiun, 2015.
For more information about fractal organization:
Hoverstadt, Patrick: The Fractal Organization, Wiley, 2009.
or (somewhat older): Beer, Stafford: Diagosing the System for Organizations, Wiley, 1995.