Essays on Rethinking Organizations
Historically, the capital required to start companies was high and to maintain them was equally costly. Whether it be in the form of new software systems or giant manufacturing systems.
The largest cost to a company will now be on people.
With that, the future of investing will be on human capital. The acquisition, and development of talent.
"The team you build is the company you build" - Vinod Khosla
See, for most people, if they were not forced out, they would never quit or leave. Some call this life-time job security. I think this is the death spiral.
As a system is the whole of parts, individualistic implosion from such a spiral will result in a systematic failure in organizations as a whole.
Needless to say, a system needs stressors.
It is in that thought process that I write about the value of termination.
Over a six-week period, I ran a project with seven individuals. I pitched to them that we would work to find out who they were, where they were at in their life now and where they wanted to go. They were told this project would involve a series of talk therapy sessions and have them perform individual reflective activities as homework for the duration.