Inspired by the analogy of organization-as-software, and indeed the reality of organization-as-software, what might it look like to take a manifesto about software and digital networks and apply it to human networks and organization?
In my recent presentation, The Future of Organization, I took the majority of the Mozilla manifesto and replaced references to the Internet with references to organization. I liked the result so much I thought I'd post it separately here for ease of reference.
I will just add the qualifier regarding the word organization, specifically that I don't use it with simply the body corporate in mind.
The Mozilla Manifesto, amplified
Organization is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible.
Organization must enrich the lives of individual human beings.
Individuals’ security and privacy in organizations are fundamental and must not be treated as optional.
Individuals must have the ability to shape the organization and their own experiences in the organization.
The effectiveness of the organization as a public resource depends upon interoperability (protocols, data formats, content), innovation and decentralized participation worldwide.
Free and open source software promotes the development of organizations as a public resource.
Transparent community-based processes promote participation, accountability and trust.
A balance between commercial profit and public benefit is critical.
Magnifying the public benefit aspects of organizations is an important goal, worthy of time, attention and commitment.