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Boss free? Or co-owned?

Working at the RSA

Oddly, since my “liberation” from corporate life, I’ve become fascinated by alternative working models. This is just fascinating:

Valve, whose website says the company has been “boss free” since its founding in 1996, also has no managers or assigned projects. Instead, its 300 employees recruit colleagues to work on projects they think are worthwhile. The company prizes mobility so much that workers’ desks are mounted on wheels, allowing them to scoot around to form work areas as they choose.

Will McInnes’ post on company co-ownership versus traditional corporate models is worth some time, too.

Really looking forward to Meaning 2012 in October…


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Adam Tinworth   Adam Tinworth

Adam has been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 25. He currently works as a consultant and trainer, helping people do better, more engaged online journalism.


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