You come back from holiday to find your chief executive has given up power to a central constitution. Your team has been disbanded and your title scrapped. You are now all partners, each with an agreed role and a duty to support others whose work
"Zappos Says Goodbye To Bosses," was the recent headline in the Washington Post. "Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no managers, no hierarchy," wrote Aimee Groth in Quartz. "Gurus Gone Wild" wrote my fellow Forbes contributor, George Anders. And also Paul Hebert: "A new word crept into HR's vernacular last week: holacracy.
At age six, Brian Robertson taught himself to code. Throughout his childhood, he devoted the equivalent of a full-time job to coding. By age 13, he started a small business teaching programming on an early online network."Eventually the network staff found out their customers really liked the online course offering, and they created a formal...
The online retailer is adopting a management system that aims to circumvent bosses who are bottlenecks and eliminate long and painful meetings. FORTUNE -- When I first heard about Holacracy, a management system that online retailer Zappos plans to roll out across its organization this year, I was intrigued.
My disclaimer... (1) I am NOT an expert in holacracy, (2) I love new stuff, and (3) I absolutely love people and concepts that challenge the status quo. That's that. Now, before you start this article, please spend 10 minutes reading: this, this, this, and this.