For the last few weeks hundreds of people have been tweeting, emailing and facebooking asking how to get involved. Being a decentralized structure we depend on you and your ideas to help make Future Boston a reality. Below are ways to get involved!
What is a decentralized structure?
Decentralized structures are flat structures that allow for leadership and ownership at all levels of involvement versus a centralized structure, where the ideas and leadership come form the top, and members are persuaded to join in. Decentralization, as an organizational theory, has altered industries and is changing our value structure as a society. The rules have changed; established centralized organizations are seeing their limits in inspiring change. Loose connections, leaderless groups, and distributed responsibility ignited several issue movements domestically, and the Arab Spring internationally. Future Boston believes to truly engage large groups of people it must take on decentralized characteristics.
Why do we operate that way?
Future Boston believes that the openness of this methodology will allow for our work to genuinely reflect the desires of Bostonians. We want to be very clear – decentralized structure does not mean no structure, but a democratized structure that has room for all desiring to participate to do so. We mean everyone can build out the mission of Future Boston.
Future Boston will help you do whatever it is you want to do! Here is how you can start.
• Think of what activities you would like to help organize with Future Boston and email us
• Become an active member on our site and post up thoughts and ideas ( website launching week of June 25)
• Attend our events
• Host your own events
• Ask your friends to be a part of the alliance