Monday, January 14, 2013

Flat management structures: how it could work.

As a consultant I visit lots of different organizations each with their own management structure. Most of the time there is only one constant; a big hierarchy of managers who manage managers who manage managers who manage the working bees(probably I missed some management layers in between, but you get the idea…).

I always believed that a flatter organizational structure benefits the whole company(and creates less overhead). But I didn’t see a lot of examples in the wild. 2 successful organizations who took this to the extreme are GitHub and Valve(they have no managers at all!).

Are you interested in how they did this? Have a look at Valve’s handbook for new employees:

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And watch this presentation by Zach Holman, one of the founders of GitHub:

1 comment:

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