FLATTER LEADERSHIP STRUCTURES WIN!
Updated: Sep 24, 2020
On flicking through the news this morning, I stopped on an Interview with the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solber. She was being questioned on how Norway has dealt with Covid19. Norway entered lock down 11 days before the UK and only have 235 deaths to date.
She was asked the age-old divisive question…do you think the reason that the countries who are managing Covid19 the best are because they are run by women? The PM’s response was “I think I’m experienced enough in political and social sciences to know better and that it has more to do with a flatter organisational and leadership structure”.
So why is a flatter leadership structure more successful than the traditional hierarchical structure? In the article What Businesses Need in Order to Develop a Flat Structure of Leadership by William Craig https://www.forbes.com/sites/williamcraig/2018/02/06/what-businesses-need-in-order-to-develop-a-flat-structure-of-leadership/#1efb30dc5d29 it highlights that it makes you more agile and innovative which is needed in today’s climate. Traditional hierarchical structures tend to create silo’s and burn out within senior management.
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