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Holacracy drives Berlin startup Blinkist on its quest to make books more digestible

Sam Shead | April 24, 2015
Holacracy is an organisational operating system that was invented by Brian Robertson in the US. It replaces traditional "command and control" management by substituting hierarchies with a formal set of rules. By using these tools, employees can, in theory, govern and run an organisation without any management.

But not all of Blinkist's employees were able to embrace the new working method.

"Implementing change almost always leads to resistance among a few who are trying to maintain the status quo," said Klein. "Also, some employees are less prone to self-governance than others and hence struggle a bit to adapt to the new freedom."


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