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Why Hierarchies Must Sign Their Own Death Warrant To Survive - Forbes

Posted on by Brandon Klein

Fairtlough-Three Ways Of Getting Things DoneThe Three Ways of Getting Things Done (2005) by the late Gerard Fairtlough is a little known but important book. It notes that in politics the world has largely abandoned hierarchy for democracy. In family life, hierarchical patriarchy is no longer acceptable. It asks: when will organizations get with it and abandon the practice of making key decisions based on authority rather than competence? Hierarchy, it says, is not just a bad habit: it’s an addiction. When will our organizations kick the addiction?