Good read. Too much of a good thing isn’t necessarily the right answer. Good definitions and insights into leadership and management movements today.
Excerpt: The study, which recently appeared in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, consists of five separate experiments designed to provide insight into the prevalence and usefulness of hierarchies in social relationships. The larger goal, says Tiedens, is to help organizations be more mindful about how they structure themselves. With successful, high-profile companies such as Google moving away from a clearly defined pecking order, the prevailing wisdom has become “hierarchy is bad, equality is good,” she says. “But there are things that are good about hierarchy, and things that are good about equality. When you’re creating an organization it’s important to think about what structure will serve your goals best.”
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