Holacracy: The Hot Management Trend for 2014?

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If all goes well, by the end of this year Tony Hsieh won’t be the CEO of Zappos. In fact, he won’t be anything there, just another employee without a title

It may sound like any other CEO’s worst nightmare, but for Hsieh and Zappos, it’s a bold new experiment in management. The Amazon unit will become the largest company yet to embrace a holacracy.

Invented in the early 2000s by entrepreneur Brian Robertson, holacracy is a management structure based on the tasks a company needs to accomplish, rather than a standard reporting structure. Hence the lack of titles. As Robertson describes it, holacracy is sort of like a game: Everyone in the organization sets up a constitution with rules to adhere to. The group decides to distribute tasks. Those responsible for tasks own them. There is no micro-management Read more…

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