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Three Ways

February 18, 2011 2 comments

Oh crap! If you think my Rush Limbaugh-like, anti-hierarchical rants are over the top now, they may get “worse” moving forward. I just discovered a small, academic publisher in the U.K. that solely publishes books on alternatives to hierarchical org structures: Triarchy Press. Since books like these are either burned, shunned, or ignored by those they are intended to help, I hope they don’t go out of business.

Have you even ever heard of the “heterarchy” or “autonomous responsibility” alternatives to the hierarchy beast? If not, it shows how firmly entrenched the hierarchical mindset is in most people’s psyches, no?

In one of Triarchy Press’s flagship books, “The Three Ways Of Getting Things Done“, author Gerard Fairtlough postulates that some magic combo of the three legs of triarchy is the most economically efficient and socially redeeming way of achieving org goals.

Hierarchy is so entrenched that a complete replacement, if it does prove desirable, will take centuries. – Gerard Fairtlough

Hierarchy will never go away. Never! – Tom Peters

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