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Hierarchy and Holarchy

In a man-made hierarchy, each higher level transcends and excludes the lower levels. In a holarchy, each higher level transcends and includes the lower levels. In a holarchy, all entities are unique manifestations of the whole. Thus, full alignment occurs and high performance is achieved.

What type of organization do you work for? How would one know if he/she is working in a hierarchy or a holarchy?

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