This new era of work has brought with it the demand for collaboration and shared decision making…WeWork. Taking a ‘distributed leadership’ perspective recognises the value of all individuals in an organisation and their involvement in the practice of leadership. This does not necessarily involve formal delegation of said individuals, but rather a focus on the interactions of individuals through leadership practice.
The age of dictatorial leadership is extinct and, with the rise of new technologies such as 24-hour instant communication, machine learning and telecommuting, the time is here for a more empowering form of decision-making. With algorithms poised to take the bulk of processing work in the near future, and with many jobs at risk of change or erasure, humanity needs to adapt to thrive.