New Harvard Study on What Happens When You Have Fewer Managers

by Jessica Stillman, Inc. Magazine, Feb 12

These [e.g., GitHub] may be among the more extreme embodiments of the flattening impulse, but they speak to a real fervor for flat structures as up-and-coming companies try to keep their teams cohesive, responsive, and agile.Does this enthusiasm for flattened companies hold up to careful study, though? That’s the question asked by Julie Wulf in a new Harvard Business School working paper. Through quantitative research and more qualitative interviews and CEO time-use surveys, Wulf and her team looked into the actual effects when larger companies eliminated layers of management. …

To learn about this study and its surprising results, visit What Happens When You Have Fewer Managers | Inc.com.

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