“Beware the Next Big Thing”
Where do new management practices come from? A few emerge fully formed from the minds of academics and consultants, but the vast majority come from corporate executives experimenting with new ideas in their own organizations.
A case in point is the online retailer Zappos, which is replacing its traditional hierarchy with a self-organizing “operating system” known as holacracy.
Zappos’s experiment is getting a lot of attention. Like many management innovations before it, holacracy has an exciting appeal.
At least a few exe.....