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.
We may talk about eliminating hierarchy, but most organizations still have one. Frankly, it's very hard to mobilize limited resources... Read Post
Plenty of people aspire to flatness without really knowing how a flat organization can get things done. In a thought: don't formalize, fractalize. In many startups, the lack of a hierarchy can lead people to exploit their roles to g... Read Post