“Companies have been flattening out their management hierarchies in recent years, eliminating layers of middle management that can create bottlenecks and slow productivity. The handful that have taken the idea a step further, dispensing with most bosses entirely, say that the setup helps motivate employees and makes them more flexible, even if it means that some tasks, such as decision-making and hiring, can take a while.” (Wall Street Journal)
If workers can run their companies, they might wind up thinking they could also govern themselves. Expect a Secretary of Heirarchies soon.
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