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Breaking the pyramid – alternatives to the hierarchical business structure

Breaking the pyramid – alternatives to the hierarchical business structure

When working out how your business is going to organise itself, thinking of a structure that is not hierarchical is incredibly difficult.

Hierarchy describes a way of organising people. Hierarchy comes from the Ancient Greek hierarkhēs, meaning Sacred Ruler. If you are a business owner, you sit at the top of the hierarchy, with your employees at various levels ‘below’ you on the organisational pyramid. Information, privilege, prestige trickle downwards, from CEO to manager to worker.

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