Hierarchies in the private sphere are dying. The rise in success of flat organizations is becoming more commonplace and it’s not difficult to see why. Large, hierarchical organizations are not nimble. They’re massive, lumbering giants without the agility and ability to change direction swiftly. Flatter organizations are quick to adapt to problems and tend to use agile approaches to ensure that the customer is receiving the product/service that works for them. It’s even easier for small companies to change direction because there’s far less in the way of human resources and technical debt to manage. This has contributed greatly to the fact that small and medium enterprises have done much better adding jobs to the economy in recent times than larger ones. Expect to see ecosystems of smaller companies working to support one another become commonplace and massive hierarchies go the way of the dinosaur.
Guest post by Gareth Graham of Go Cloud Based