Consider a flock of birds: They are all flying in the same direction in perfect unison although no one leaders guides the flock or prescribes the direction. That’s how self-managing companies work. Holacracy, for example, is a method of decentralized management that replaces hierarchy with self-organizing teams who agree on a path forward. Similarly, in Teal organizations, individuals can make crucial decisions as long as they ask those in the know for relevant advice – and heed it. Tell that to the birds.
Victory Through Organization
Why the War for Talent Is Failing Your Company and What You Can Do About It
Nelson Parker, 2014
The Future of Management Is Teal
Organizations are moving forward along an evolutionary spectrum, toward self-management, wholeness, and a deeper sense of purpose.
First, Let’s Get Rid of All the Bosses
A radical experiment at Zappos to end the office workplace as we know it
New Republic, 2015
Raise the Bar
Creative Strategies to Take Your Business And Personal Life to the Next Level
Career Press, 1999