Organizational structures have traditionally placed the CEO, President or otherwise titled leader at the top of the hierarchical chart. While there must have been much wisdom and theoretical consideration to this, is it really still reflective of the intent of today’s organization? Has placing the leader at the “top of the chart” created a thinking and type of leader that’s lacking in empathy and a sense of connection with other organizational people?
What if the hierarchical structure placed the leader at the center of the organization and altered leadership thinking from a place of superiority to one of relatability? What if staff saw their leader on paper and in experience as among and a part of them? What if…really what if?
Can changing the chart be a transformative platform for changing the course?