There's no doubt that hierarchies can be dysfunctional and make it difficult to get things done. You would think the key to a healthy hierarchy is a well-drawn organization chart, but it has more to do with company culture and behaviors.
The most daunting change in an organization is a change in its culture. It's hard enough to change one person's behavior -- how can you change the behavior of an entire organization? Read Post
We may talk about eliminating hierarchy, but most organizations still have one. Frankly, it's very hard to mobilize limited resources... Read Post