Pyramids vs. Networks

If you are part of a large organization, it is possible that you may be experiencing a transition from a pyramid organizational structure to a network organizational structure.

In short, pyramid structures centralize and network structures decentralize. Also, pyramid structures compartmentalize whereas network structures share. Quite different right?

Blockchain and similar technologies will soon eliminate big market distortions that relied on pyramid organizations to make things happen, like the money-printing monopoly for example.

Pyramid structures create distortions when they limit, tamper or hide not only relevant information and resources but also valuable evidence. That's right, in the most obscure versions of pyramid structures you may experience big manipulation and fraud.

No wonder why governments, agencies, energy companies and other monopolies rely on them. In the society of the future, assuming no nuclear catastrophe, people will have learned the hard way that financing pyramids to care and provide for them was such a terrible idea.

Perhaps before we understood how networks work, pyramid organizations made sense. However, they seem no longer compatible with our present nor future.

Large private organizations need to innovate to survive. Having failed their loyal employees (in general terms) with not enough stable opportunities, jobs, benefits and careers, they now face strong competition from the very same people who trusted them. 

Once you survive being independent, you never go back.

Small entrepreneurs now challenge major products and services all across the board with healthy food options, energy-efficient cars, natural cleaning products, organic farming, customized or personalized services and direct door-to-door distribution of anything. 

How can we expect large companies to survive if they keep relying on pyramid structures?

Yes, we are living in a new paradigm in the way society organizes itself to serve its purposes.

Network structures will gradually replace pyramid structures, changing compartmentalization to more effective ways of sharing resources and knowledge so individuals within networks can connect-the-dots (innovate) their own and their company's way to more sustainable success and abundance.

At the end, you can't offer what you don't have.