It's the fondest daydream of everyone with a bad boss: "What if I didn't have a boss at all?" For some workers at companies with flat hierarchies, this dream is coming true. But is it all it's cracked up to be?
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"We have strong leaders throughout our organization," Richard Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations tells CareerBliss. "They just don't wait for a promotion, a title or bigger desk to take the lead on an issue important to the team."
In practice, this means that "natural leaders" tend to step up and influence the decisions of the larger team. So while there's no one who's officially the boss, there is a person in charge: the person with the most charisma and (hopefully) the best ideas.
Would you be happy at a company without bosses? Consider the following:
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