Fast-and-Loose Means the End of the Boss
Slow-and-tight business culture is based on coercion, not cooperation.
[This is a repost from April 9, 2013. Been a long time coming.]
I’ve been talking and writing a great deal about the fast-and-loose business culture that emerges as companies start to rethink work around social networks instead of slow-and-tight business processes. One helpful way to imagine the difference between these very different cultures is this: fast-and-loose cultures differ from slow-and-tight by having more ‘weak ties’ — as Mark Granovetter called them — and fewer strong ties.