Online Community Report: Interview withOnline Community Report: Interview with Richard McDermott
But communities are not the be all and end all of organizational design. They are just one mechanism in the toolkit of organizational design. They do not replace teams, functional departments or centers of excellence. And how organizations use and structure them is changing. I think communities of practice will become more formalized than the "pure" communities we describe in the book. We are seeing this already in many companies. So there are likely to be many different forms, just as there are many different forms of teams.
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