What is needed now is a business model that moves away from across-the-board, programmatic notions of employee freedom and empowerment and delivers it in the form best suited for each employee.
The ever-changing external “Cloud” contains a majority of the individuals connected to the enterprise, including full-time and part-time employees, contractors and consultants, and other stakeholders. These stakeholders continuously migrate between greater or lesser attachment to the enterprise according to the level, duration, and intensity of their commitment to the enterprise. A majority of these individuals migrate across the surface of the company, provide their contracted serves, and move on. “Cloud” employees are mostly rewarded for their contribution. At the center of the Protean...
it will be the courageous before the timid. CHAPTER 3 THE
Note: very interesting history of corporations
I could come up with a hundred other examples showing how everyday Americans (and many of their counterparts around the world) have abandoned—even actively resisted—structured organizations, institutional rules, and mass movements and embraced the kind of individualism, independence, self-management, self-employment, and higher-risk lifestyle that we typically equate with the entrepreneur. I bet you could too.
Note: but nobody will ever make new friends...