alacrity in action


  1. Great post! It is also a perfect analogy for so called “team building”. I’d add yo your “family test” questions like:
    – Is there one single person in your family who is responsible for building it?
    – Who is responsible for your relationships with your partner?

  2. I feel the reason why we see the prevalence of this kind of command control is that the finances and day to day state of the business is kept from the employees. Contrast this with Semco where the books are open and employees are even given basic accountancy training if they request it. Then individual decisions can be made in context of the general business climate and employees reflect and consult with their peers. Semco believes employees will make the best judgements they can, and grants them the authority to do so.

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