I recently read about the lattice style of organizing a company pioneered by the folks at Gore – I’ve had “google gore lattice” on my free-moment to do list for a few weeks, so I’m not entirely sure where I originally heard of it. A More Beautiful Question probably.
If you’re interested in the way that businesses are organized, you should take a look at the way that they’re doing things at Gore. A flat structure, leaders chosen by the folks who follow them, and a culture of continuous questioning.
Here’s how they describe themselves. Here’s the Wikipedia Page.
I’ll warn you now – if you’re a wonk about this stuff, Gore can be a real rabbit hole 🙂