Why People Love Old-School, Hierarchical Organizations

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Why People Love Old-School, Hierarchical Organizations

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Luuk Willems
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If being democratic in your leadership style is the rational way to create a successful organization, then why isn’t it the norm? Instead, why are democratic, transparent organizations the exception? There must be a reason why people and companies prefer to stick with industrial-era practices and working styles and it’s important to explore those reasons when you want to advocate change. For, how can you show them they need to change if you don’t understand their reasons for not changing?

Small Organizations Big On Democracy

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Small Organizations Big On Democracy

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Koen de Boer
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When you think of smaller organizations, particularly startups, the image that pops into your head is probably one of young people in informal set ups, making decisions together. Everybody at the table is equal because every idea counts and the discussion is usually unhindered by agenda. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t any working hierarchy in smaller organizations - there are still the people who founded the company and those who joined the team later on. However, their hierarchy is more fluid because that’s what works in their fast-moving environment, where ideas need to freeflow and people need to be given the flexibility to deliver results in their own way. Simply put, smaller organizations are inherently democratic, with co-workers feeling safe enough to be honest with each other and with themselves.

Five Strategic Reasons Why Democratic Leadership is The Future of Work

Five Strategic Reasons Why Democratic Leadership is The Future of Work

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Arko van Brakel
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When people discuss changing their organizations and incorporating democratic leadership styles, they talk about it like it’s a goal in itself. But, in reality, it isn’t a goal, but the means to achieving something else. The world is constantly evolving and so are the kind of businesses that thrive in today’s highly tech-infused world. If your business needs to survive well into the future, old fashioned management ideas won’t work anymore. There are strategic advantages to choosing to lead your company and your employees in a democratic way. And I’d like to share with you five of the most important reasons why you should embrace this style of leadership.

Grow as a leader with LeadWise Academy

Grow as a leader with LeadWise Academy

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Semco Style Institute
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We’re excited to share with you a course from our sister company LeadWise. LeadWise is an online hub for leaders to get practical tools and education to lead in a more human way. They’ve partnered with pioneering entrepreneurial collective Enspiral to bring you a new learning experience, the LeadWise Academy Practical Self-Management Intensive. The Intensive is a 5-week online immersive, where you’ll join like-minded leaders from all over the world on a journey to transform how you lead through the practices and tools of self-management.

Joining the 4-hour workweek and the 7-day weekend

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Joining the 4-hour workweek and the 7-day weekend

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Semco Style Institute
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Tim Ferriss (1977) is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for 'The 4-Hour Workweek', which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." Ricardo Semler (1959) is theCEO and majority owner of Semco Partners, a Brazilian company best known for its radical form of industrial democracy and corporate re-engineering

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