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WORKING: No Bosses!

July 29, 2013 4:05am (EDT)
(Photo Courtesy of Muriel Miralles de Sawicki via stock.xchng.)
(Photo Courtesy of Muriel Miralles de Sawicki via stock.xchng.)

There are companies out there that have no bosses.

No middle-managers pushing the work through every day.

Just people getting stuff done.

“The idea behind it is this: if you’ve got committed, motivated people that take ownership of their work, you really don’t need managers,” says Brandon Smith, a workplace coach and career consultant.

“The job of a manager is really to define what work you’re supposed to do, when you’re supposed to do it, and how to do it,” Smith says. “So if you have folks who already know what work needs to get done, when to do it and how to do it, you really don’t need a manager.”

More on the boss-less office (and why more companies don’t try it) on this week’s Working on GPB Radio.

Click here ask Brandon a question about your job or career. We might answer you on the air.


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