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Focuses on Tools for Leaders and Managers that Enhance Organization Results: #EmpoweringEffectiveness
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Is Hierarchy Helping Or Harming Your Organization?

Is Hierarchy Helping Or Harming Your Organization? | Improving Organizational Effectiveness & Performance | Scoop.it
Hailed as the anti-hierarchy, holacracy is the new business buzzword. Developed by Ternary Software CEO Brian Robertson in 2007, at its most basic holacracy is a self-governing operating system where everyone within an organization takes responsibility for delivering on the company’s purpose. With roles arranged in circles rather than layers, [...]

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Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s insight:

At the minimum organization structure is about roles and relationships. Whether flat or heirarchical,  individuals in the structure must understand the purpose of their role and how it interacts with other roles. Beyond having a clear focus and direction for activity, they need autonomy and authority to do what is necessary for the role, the competencies required for the role, and the means to develop new competencies, processes and procedures as organization's circumstances change. 

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John Michel's curator insight, March 20, 2014 1:52 PM

While disposing of job titles and other trappings of hierarchy promotes feelings of equality, it’s important that that equality is framed in a structured way. Whether holacracy or hierarchy, organizations that can strike a balance between transparent collaboration and structured order will ensure that their employees feel empowered and in control.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 23, 2014 7:18 PM

Interesting article. Hierarchies are not all bad and they provide people with some structure.

David Hain's curator insight, March 24, 2014 4:46 AM

Holacracy is helping Zappos.

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Strengthen Your Business Productiveness and Effectiveness - PEPworldwide

Strengthen Your Business Productiveness and Effectiveness - PEPworldwide | Improving Organizational Effectiveness & Performance | Scoop.it

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Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s insight:

The wide range of offerings by PEPworldwide tells us a lot about their understanding and approach to organizational effectiveness.

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