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    OPM and Moderator Chuck Hamrick's Avatar
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    Zappos to employees: Embrace self-management or leave by the end of the month!
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    The online shoe-seller Zappos has been experimenting with a self-management organizational structure known as Holacracy for nearly two years.

    Employees who don't like the new structure will be offered severance packages if they resign by April 30. To get their severance, however, they must either read the management book "Reinventing Organizations" or just email a statement that they are not reading it.
    Being absorbed by Amazon will be interesting to see if this company can still run independently. Full article here: http://www.businessinsider.com/tony-...ployees-2015-4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Hamrick View Post
    Latest from Zappos:



    Being absorbed by Amazon will be interesting to see if this company can still run independently. Full article here: http://www.businessinsider.com/tony-...ployees-2015-4
    Explains why correspondence has been coming from CJ and not a Zappos Development member.

    Also, I found no reference to Amazon 'absorbing' Zappos. Amazon has owned Zappos for a long time and has been running, for the most part, independently through Zappos Development (along with 6PM) for some time...
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    They're kidding, right? I can't imagine what kind of agreement Amazon and Jeff Bezos reached that could possibly have given Tony Hsieh the right to destroy Zappos with this crappola, but, there it is.

    They can say that Holacracy is a 21st century "invention" but it dates back a bit further: Plato? The Mazdak movement? Thomas More ("Utopia")? Marx or Trotsky?

    Social engineers who think its the greatest thing since perforated toilet paper may deny it, but all it is is just another name for communism.
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    and waiting for the next shoe to drop....

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    Quote Originally Posted by abigail View Post
    and waiting for the next shoe to drop....
    rofl...
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    It's been two years since zappos embraced holacracy, so I guess their employees will be used to that rules, eventually.

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