Institute for New Organizational Thinking
(Weconomics thema 2012)

The Institute for New Organizational Thinking (IFNOT) bridges the gap between the NOMAD program and scientific work at universities for example. For example: IFNOT challenges the ‘never’ in this famous Oliver Williamson quote: ‘The study of economic organization commonly proceeds as though market and administrative modes of organization were disjunct. Market organization is the province of economists. Internal organization is the concern of organization theory specialist. And never the twain shall meet’.

We challenge this quote in order to fulfill the strategy of an important Peter Drucker quote:

‘The most important, and indeed the truly unique, contribution of management in the 20th century was the fifty-fold increase in the productivity of the manual worker in manufacturing. The most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century is similarly to increase the productivity of knowledge workers’.

IFNOT was founded in 2012 as part of the Weconomics Foundation, to develop and share know­ledge in order to accelerate the development of new organizational thinking and new organization forms that exceeds the tradi­tional way of thinking in economic and sociological organization theories while meeting the needs and challenges of the 21st century. One of IFNOT's objective for example is to ‘cure’ the Baumol’s and Parkinson disease and improve productivity.

Mission
The mission of IFNOT is to offer a global community for next generations organizational thinkers who inspire others and challenge traditional ways of thinking.
 

Strategy
IFNOT will initiate offers and facilitates several instruments via the IFNOT Program:

  • Think tank, Research center, scholarships and grants
  • Journal for New Organizational Thinking
  • PHD studies and programs, education and research
  • Events, conferences, seminars, community, blog, library, partnerships

Themes
Possible themes IFNOT can address are:

  • History of economic and sociological organization theory
  • Hybrid, Blockchain & collaborative organizing
  • Productivity improvement and organizing surplus time
  • Organizing in the context of the 21st century needs and opportunities
  • Organizing a circular economy and affordable & sustainable prosperity
  • Curing Baumol’s and Parkinson’s disease

Partners
Universities, research centers, companies, governments, portfolio workers, NGO’s and others.

For more information see the New Organization Models, Analysis and Design (Nomad program)