Sunday, October 14, 2018

Get rid of hierarchy and get less bureaucracy as a bonus.


I've worked in quite a many places, all having different levels of hierarchy and bureaucracy.

I hate that stuff.

If a team needs a tool that they think will help them to do better work, why do a "request" from some manager not let the team decide?

If a team thinks they would benefit of a new coworker, why let a manager decide who and where to hire and not the team.

If team members think they want some yearly reviews, why not let them do those themselves (or just skip those and do something else instead)?

And if there are issues why not let the team sort them out, instead of waiting for a manager to "do their job".

The more I've worked, the more I've started to think that good teams should just be allowed to do all this. Give them the freedom and responsibility, and expect great results. Lead by providing resources, giving feedback, communicating about the vision. Let the team decide what to do, and how to do it. Let people work to their full potential.

Get rid of hierarchy and get less bureaucracy as a bonus <3

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