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How is it that we are self-organized and need leadership simultaneously?

How is it that we are self-organized and need leadership simultaneously?

It’s time we talk about hierarchies and power. When self-organization is introduced in companies some other concepts tend to get burnt at the stake. Often among them are hierarchies, power, and leadership. In this session, I will make the case that this is a crucial mistake which will cause unnecessary uncertainty and frustration. I claim that — when implemented in a way that fits the context — power and leadership are essential ingredients of self-organization.


Manuel Küblböck

August 21, 2019

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