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June 24, 2015

A slave with two masters is a free man” – a Roman proverb

 

Seeing a new article or a post about a matrix organization is a rare these days. Academics and practitioners seem to have lost interest with this organizational form. And yet, when I talk to executives, I hear about multiple reporting lines all the time. Reporting to multiple bosses or sharing the authority over employees with other members of t...

February 23, 2015

As a little side-project I decided to keep a list of bossless organizations - those that decided to do away with bosses and allow their employees to self-organize. While I recognize that these organizations are not fully autonomous (there is always a CEO of some sort – even if not by title) and some utilize self-managing teams to different extent, they do operate quite differently from other traditional...

February 18, 2015

While reporting to two, three or more bosses is a daily reality for many, there are some companies, where the number of bosses has been reduced to zero. Enter the bossless organization.

While hierarchies may have many benefits (hence their ubiquity) they also get their fair share of criticism]. Increasingly, among the egalitarian-minded population, the very concept of formal authority sounds unappealing...

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