I read a lot of overly simplistic cultish twaddle about the death of hierarchy.

This post from Flip Chart Fairy Tales nails this rather well:

Hierarchy works | Flip Chart Fairy Tales

We use hierarchies for different things. They are much less useful than they used to be for fast paced collaboration.  They remain an effective conductor for things like accountability.

Rumours of the death of hierarchy have been greatly exaggerated.


4 thoughts on “Hierarchies

  1. Interesting link; I thought the earlier posting on that site about the NHS and management was a more useful summary of what overall benefits a good management (and so hierarchy of some form) can bring.

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