A selection of press commentaries on leadership and hierarchies in the modern world of work
02 March 2017
In a three-part article series, the German weekly newspaper “DIE ZEIT” searches for a “new breed” of managers and asks what good leadership is really all about. The first article of the three-part series “Listen up, boss!” explores new organisational models such as Holacracy and looks at companies applying new leadership models.
12 October 2016
23 June 2016
A study commissioned by Microsoft that interviewed 1,000 employees revealed significant shortcomings in corporate leadership culture, notably with respect to the requirements of increasingly agile structures based on the digitalisation of work processes.
06 April 2017
Many scientists and people with practical experience endorse flat corporate hierarchies. Studies confirm that the lack of participation in decision-making processes are a cause of stress and sickness among employees. From an economic perspective, too, collaborative models may prove more agile when it comes to reacting to a fast-changing business environment.
30 March 2017
Discussions about social transformation processes often fail to address the question of whether organisations and managers are fit for the future. The Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy has set out to remedy this shortcoming by combining its own concepts with corporate projects.
03 November 2016
There has definitely been a trend towards flat hierarchies for years, but is it possible to run a company with no managers at all? The company “Traumferienwohnungen” (dream holiday homes) has been testing this concept for a year now.
Managers are a shy species. ARTE was lying in wait and observed them in various habitats, from a family-owned chemical company to global player Allianz. Looking at how energy giant RWE transforms itself into a green company or how software producer Haufe-umantis gives its employees a say in all of its decision-making processes, it becomes clear that the “top down” concept is becoming obsolete.