More generally, to develop an effective change initiative in an organization means improving all these circulatory systems, often in a deliberate order. You might start with a network, putting the right people in a room together. Then build on the connections they develop to improve the leanness of the market structure. Next, start thinking carefully about the core group members and how they can improve the way they influence the clan. Perhaps only then will you be in a position to rethink the organizational hierarchy.
Ideally, all these moves would happen iteratively, with enough self-awareness that the whole system would evolve continually, becoming healthier in the process. With an understanding of the circulatory systems, an individual within a company or organization can become an internal catalyst for change — with greater impact than what his or her position in the hierarchy, network, market, or clan might imply.