Managing Without Managers

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Who is Ricardo Semler?
Ricardo Semler is one of the successful Chief Executive who breaks all the traditional rules and regulations to manage an organization and succeeding day by day. For bold innovators, Ricardo proposes a more radical way (when comparing to traditional and commonly practiced) to run an organization and workplace environment that leads to greater productivity and greater flexibility for managers and employees alike. And for business leaders everywhere, he offers fresh alternatives to business as usual that inspire creative solutions to modern management problems. Anyway he is not afraid to identify and challenge the bad and useless habits which follow most of the big giants in the world.

He completed the MBA from Harvard business School when he was 21. Then he joined to his father’s company called Semler and Company who manufactured hydraulic pumps for the ships. Ricardo didn’t want to continue his father’s management style which more traditional autocratic style. So once he has taken over the ownership of the company he wanted to deploy more decentralized and employee empowered management style called “Participatory Management”.
He introduces three fundamental values to run a business called democracy, Profit sharing and information. He eliminated the organizational pyramid, instead of that he introduced the three circles consists of councilors, partners, coordinators and associates. And it is having only one corporate level management layer and two operational level management layers. This leads to reduce the height of the traditional top of the organizational pyramid and more close to flat structure.
By introducing all these changes he succeeded very quickly relative to other companies in the region. By introducing this workplace reengineering methodology he wrote a book called “Turing your own table”, first in Brazilian language later…...

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