The Future is Flat
In a knowledge economy, flat leadership allows success to rise. Flat leadership is all about providing equal opportunity for employees to grow and advance. But equal opportunity doesn’t dissolve structure, hierarchy, or translate to equal rewards.
“Like every other institution that coordinates human efforts to a social end, the corporation must be organized on hierarchical lines. But, also, everybody from the boss to the sweeper must be seen as equally necessary to the success of the common enterprise.” Peter Drucker
While employees are certainly all equally necessary, those who display great effort, leadership, and expertise will receive the promotion, not the ones who are coasting through their tasks.
A team that excels performs like a well-tuned orchestra.
“Leaders today should be more conductors than solo artists”. ¹
You can’t be an expert at everything, and the good news is you don’t have to be. Leading flat means you know your strengths and hire your weaknesses.
When you lead flat, you are empowering others to make 90% of the day-to-day decisions. This frees up the majority of your time to lead your company’s