The whole and its parts

The whole & its parts

Have a say

In the last decades, many have grown up in an environment in which hierarchy is being experienced as less dominant than it was in the past. It led to organizational structures in which leadership has become distributed and thus invites more people to have a say.

This change distributes leadership and asks for more individual leadership. It is a change that requires more willingness to take responsibility and be accountable. These individuals contribute to change and act on it. They received authority and use it.

With them, having a say comes with tangible actions leading to consequences within their zone of influence.

In a mass movement, having a say is different. There people bundle what it is they have to say and hope that the presence of what it is they say has an impact. They act according to their sense of fairness based on their experience of how resources and status are allocated.

They take a stance against or for something and take actions to make their position visible. They hope that their visibility will have an impact outside of their direct zone of influence.

A third group consists of those people who want to say something. They act as if they were part of a movement and may well be wanting to bring it up. But most often, it is the place where people come to let go of their frustration.

They want to be heard and hope that it will make them feel better. But the way they use to express themselves creates confusion as they put something others have to do first. They hope that others will hear what they didn’t say. They let go of their leadership.



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