Walls to offices during the Industrial Age intended to guard leaders from the daily onslaught of activity and requests. Today, leaders are bombarded with Facebook requests, Twitter feeds, texts, IM pings, SPAM, an eMail from their boss demanding the most recent numbers in a report, and another eM just below the eMail from the boss … from a friend sending a stupid “forward” eMail with cats in it.
Where’s the walls now to your office? Not so clear anymore … is it?
We have moved to an “open world”.
Whether we want to believe it or not, the command and control world is now gone.
It seems to me we have a choice.
We can continue to ignore it. Where will that lead me?
Or, we can embrace it. What would that look like?