Organizations that “act flat” even when they are not have heightened employee engagement and increased opportunities for authentic relationships. What does “Acting Flat” mean? Organizations with New World Leaders Act Flat even if they are hierarchical by structure. Depending on the size of the organization hierarchy is often a necessity but that does not mean that the people in the organization have to behave in a traditional hierarchical mechanistic manner.
New World Leaders understand the importance of being in touch and truly connected with the grass roots of their organization. Communication flows in all directions; up, down and sideways. They recognize that every team member from the cleaning staff to the CFO is no more important or less important then another. Each team member’s contribution is equally valuable and contributes to the whole.