It’s a trend for IT companies to go "flat" these days. With so many thought pieces and studies on employee empowerment and self-organization out there, it’s tempting for some CEOs to give it a try.
What Is a "Flat" Organization?
A "flat" organization is a distributed management system where no one is the boss and employees can make impactful decisions at all levels. Other typical characteristics of such organizations are transparency, continuous feedback, and "fluidity" – grouping task forces around current problems rather than having fixed teams.