Dangers of opening up network collaboration
Opening up to those outside of the direct control of the organisation means that trust has to be assumed or earned, otherwise the organisation can increase the risk of internal employees and externals accidentally, or deliberately, leaking information that could harm the organisation's brand – or worse, directly harm its financial viability through making public intellectual property that should have been kept secure. The need for audit and governance of information may also be an issue.
Organisations today no longer have the luxury to be able to reach decisions the way they did in the “good old days” (well, maybe five years ago).
Hierarchical decision making is too slow, too dependent on the knowledge and capabilities of immediate reports in the employment chain and is too prone to errors. There must be a better way...