Human Hierarchy + Creative Collaboration in the Workplace

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by: David Armano

Here is a simple visual to represent what many of us may be currently experiencing in the workplace. 

Most companies leverage the traditional reporting hierarchy which has worked for generations.  But in addition to this, we are increasingly seeing smaller teams breaking out into streamlined work groups.

These teams may be composed of individuals from different “tiers” in the traditional hierarchy representing a variety of disciplines.  Some managers have advocated for more smaller, faster, leaner teams.  Others advocate for more formality, structure and rigor.  Some companies blend both equally.  What has your experience been?

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