Here is the high-level framework they came up with:
- Who is performing the task? Hierarchy or the Crowd?
- Why are they doing it? Money, Love, or Glory?
- What is being accomplished? Create or Decide?
- How is it being done? Collection, Collaboration, Group decision (voting, consensus, averaging, or prediction markets), or Individual decision (markets or social networks)?
Of course, in most every organization today, everything is channeled through the hierarchy gene, even though others could be more appropriate and effective for different tasks, especially innovation. It's a superb framework for measuring up against your organization to see which pieces are missing. It also outlines many of the "genes" we want to include in Organization 2.0. Great stuff. Highly recommended.