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The hierarchy has permeated virtually every company around the world regardless of size, industry, or location. The greatest strength of the hierarchy used to be that it was so reliable at maintain the status quo, which was exactly what companies wanted decades ago. However what was once it’s strength is now it’s greatest weakness. The hierarchy is a very resilient management structure that has been so embedded in how we work that most organizations around the world are having a tedious time getting rid of it.

Today one thing is certain, the hierarchy belongs in a management museum locked up for people to see, but not touch.

In part 2 of this post I’ll explore what is perhaps the most practical and scalable organizational model, the “flatter” organization.

Jacob Morgan is a keynote speaker, author (most recently of The Future of Work), and futurist. To have Jacob speak at your event, to get access to his videos, podcasts and articles, or to subscribe to his newsletter you can visit TheFutureOrganization.