If you’re interested in having the ultimate engaged, accountable workforce then you will probably be fascinated by the book “Maverick” by Ricardo Semler.
“Maverick” is the story of how Ricardo took the business his father had run for decades which had a very traditional autocratic managment style, removed 80% of the management team, and converted it into a lean, people-focussed democratic business run by the employees for the employees.
Whilst discussing this internally we wondered if Semco were still in business over 10 years later and I’m delighted to say that they certainly seem to be! Check out this awesome video to find out more:
The video of Semco today:
The book on Amazon:
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