Re: The "Death" of the Traditional Organization
Very well said - and all true, it's about time for a change in organizational style.
There are plenty of great models out there for peer and professional organizations that are organized democratically and in a manner to actually support their members.
The most important thing to remember is that the change has to be implemented from this side, and that here is where all of the actual power is. Ultimately, hombu will go along with any situation that has enough people behind it. They know as well as anybody that they have no real hold on anybody, since they provide nothing in the way of actual benefits or support for their members.