What We (Buffer) Got Wrong About Self-Management


Building on the "Misperceptions of Self-Management", the company Buffer discusses their experience trying to leverage "Self-Management". They discuss that some hierarchy is required but it's a new kind of hierarchy they call "actualized hierarchy".

"The key realization here was that people by nature have a unique place within Buffer that isn’t created equal. This goes back to the forest analogy: Not every tree has the same height, age and need of water and sunlight. That doesn’t mean that it’s more or less important because of its features. It does, however, mean that it may have a different standing because of these differences."


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