Why one CEO abolished the corporate hierarchy to promote progression
By getting rid of line management, cutting ‘head of department’ roles and making progression a twice-yearly goal, Jellyfish CEO Rob Pierre claims to have radically overhauled the corporate structures holding back talent retention.
In a world of pay freezes, redundancy and hiring bans it is hard to imagine overhauling the entire hierarchy of your business. However, one CEO believes now is the time for companies to “disrupt themselves” and reimagine what promotion, progression and management responsibility looks like.
Rob Pierre, CEO of digital agency network Jellyfish, has overhauled the infrastructure of his business, scrapping the old system of line management, cutting out traditional ‘head of department’ roles and applying a scientific formula to pay. He explains that this radical rethink started with a shift in his own mindset and the realisation that the CEO does not need to be the fountain of all knowledge.
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