In the past 10 years or so, much has been written about moving companies away from traditional hierarchies and toward a “flatter,” or even “bossless,” model.
Peter Klein, professor of entrepreneurship at Baylor University and coauthor of the new book Why Managers Matter: The Perils of the Bossless Company, sat down with Manager360 cofounder Joel Trammell to talk about this trend.
Does it work? The answer isn’t a clear yes or no, but you’ll learn why managers are still, in the vast majority of cases, required for a company to operate efficiently and effectively.
• The straw-man argument against traditional organizational structure
• What critics of rigid hierarchy get right
• Can getting rid of bosses turn a workplace into high school?
• How the remote-work revolution influenced the “flat” approach to management
• Does hierarchy stifle innovation, or encourage it?