The BetaCodex is not for “some”.
It is for all organizations.
Large or small. Old or start-up. Local or multi-national.
The trouble with Alpha
The BetaCodex is the alternative to command-and-control, or management the social technology – or Alpha, as we often call it. Sadly and inappropriately, Alpha is the organizational mindset and technology upon which most organizations are still built today. Alpha became a “zombie technology” when the industrial age ended, around four decades ago. In a way, Alpha fell out of time – and hardly anybody noticed. Alpha remains the default organizational model of our time. The zombification of Alpha, or management the social technology, has not stopped organizations to apply its principles, its methods, and its image and human nature. Organizations today are “stuck” in command-and-control mode.
That will change, over time, due to the inescapable forces of complexity.
Beta is the contemporary organizational codex for the complex world of today. Beta, much different than Alpha, is fit for human beings as they are.
Communities in the realm of organizational renaissance
Over the course of the last decades, many communities with ambitions related to Beta have sprung up. The Quality and Lean communities were early such manifestations. Others are in the spheres of organizational development and org design, or systems thinking, such as SoL. The Agile communities, and the Beyond Budgeting movement (from which this network is an offspring) are further examples.
Some of these communities turned to profound commercialization in their scope and aims. Others maintained a not-for-profit profile.
We believe that these communities will inevitably and gradually converge, over time, with the Alpha model´s credibility and attraction eroding fast. This trend began to manifest itself first in the attempt to build the Stoos Network, in 2012. More recently, lots of other blogs, hubs and community-building attempts have sprung off. Further attempts like that will no doubt follow.
A community of communities
We see the BetaCodex Network as an integrative community, capable of bridging the gaps between current groups, fractions, movements and alliances. With its set of 12 coherent and tested laws (or: “principles”) at its core, as well as building upon a wide range of sciences and pioneering cases, this network is ideally suited to serve as a “community of communities” for the Necessary Organizational Renaissance.