Can We Get Rid Of Managers?

In 2011 Gary Hamel wrote a seminal article called, First Let’s Fire All the Managers where he explores the challenges with modern management and hierarchy. These include large overhead costs, poor decision making, sluggishness due to bureaucracy, and employee disengagement and lack of empowerment. Managers have long been considered to be the bedrock of organizations so even thinking about getting rid of them is considered by many to be taboo. But, it’s time for us to challenge convention and think differently about the world of work.