Misperceptions of Self-Management


Self-managing structures are appearing everywhere and are receiving increased attention in the media. They seem to be much more adaptive, agile, motivating than traditional pyramidal organizations, and they appear to achieve spectacular results.

"The right question is not: how can everyone have equal power? It is rather: how can everyone be powerful? Power is not viewed as a zero-sum game, where the power I have is necessarily power taken away from you. Instead, if we acknowledge that we are all interconnected, the more powerful you are, the more powerful I can become. The more powerfully you advance the organization’s purpose, the more opportunities will open up for me to make contributions of my own."


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