Making the case for hierarchy (Executive Series)

It's not about command and control so much as delivering on strategy
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/22/2016

There’s been an interesting shift in recent years toward holacracy, with flatter organizations shying away from complex layers of management and hierarchy. 

Part of the reason might simply be hierarchy has developed something of a bad rap — there are a lot of misconceptions about the idea, and no real common understanding of what the word means, said Julian Chapman at a Strategic Capability Network event in Toronto.