I’m following the thoughts and ideas being offered by Dr. Vishal Sikka, the new CEO and Managing Director of Infosys, a 33-year old global I.T. services company with over 160,000 employees based in Bangalore, India.
In an interview about his joining Infosys and his vision for the future, Vishal offers:
All great systems in nature–like murmuration–are decentralized, distributed, and not hierarchically controlled. I believe decentralization, empowerment and trust but also accountability are an incredibly important part of management.
Murmuration is a phenomena of birds called starlings. Here’s a short video that beautifully illustrates murmuration.
I love the murmuration metaphor as it speaks to seamlessness, transparency, ease, continuous flow, lack of hierarchical leadership, synchronicity, harmony and collaboration. This is a great metaphor for leadership and companies today.
Imagine if your department or company achieved the ease and grace of murmuration? Don’t you believe that would help you thrive?
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