Drops from the Fire Hose – August 25, 2012

Your Employees Like Hierarchy (No, Really) — Inc.

If you’ve ever been part of a bureaucratic organization, you know how frustrating it can be to deal with several chains of command, which makes getting things done quickly all but impossible. That’s why start-ups often champion “flat” organizations and do away with unnecessary levels of management as a way to stay fast and nimble.

But you might not be doing your employees (or your company) a favor by eliminating chains of command altogether. According to new research, there are real benefits to hierarchy.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s