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Decentralized Organizations: Do They Work?
    Saturday March 10, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm @ Courtyard Marriott (Brazos) (300 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701)
    As technology has increasingly created a number of self-organizing online or real communities, companies are also experimenting with cultural changes having a common thread of decentralization. For example, anonymous surveys, voting systems for both customers and internal employees, organic management, and peer-based recognition systems are becoming more commonly used. Firms like Burning Man, Second Life, and Zappos are exploring and using non-traditional techniques to structure their organization and develop their people. What are these alternative strategies and why are companies using them? What’s worked and what hasn’t? We’ll show you specific ways to start experimenting with decentralization at your company, with questions and discussion amongst a diverse group of experienced panelists.

    Human Resources Mgr | Burning Man | Kat Steinmetz currently manages...

    Founder & CEO | High Fidelity | In 1995, Philip Rosedale created...

    Professor & Dir MIT Center for Collective Intelligence | MIT...

    Campus Community Dev Dir | Zappos.com | campus/urban/startup...

    Type Interactive, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #DCentOrgs
    Theme Future of Work
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP11679

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