In the last chapter, we created a fictional agency we called
Social Services Inc. – SSI. Focus now on staffing SSI’s internal eco system. In
Chapter Four, we discussed Guiding
Principles
and Priorities we
adopt to successfully manage SSI’s internal eco system. Let me simply highlight
two points here from that discussion. First, within SSI’s internal eco system,
we maintain a rational, flexible
Organizational Structure and internal environment within which SSI staff
members function with a minimum of administrative or bureaucratic control or
interference
. Second, we maximize Personal
Control for each staff member over his activities and experience
within SSI’s internal eco system
. SSI Managers do not manage people. They
manage SSI’s internal eco system or aspects of its eco system. SSI staff
function as self-managing organisms within the internal eco system. They
function successfully with a minimum of traditional management.