In this latest essay, “Part 7a: A Deeper Dive Into Connections, Culture and Hierarchies,” I explore aspects and importance of hierarchies, especially as they relate to building trust within organizations.
“I submit that understanding and appreciating this Hierarchy of Rights is as important as it has ever been for HTC’s, especially given the politically complicated nature of our world these days. It is my hope that a basic understanding of the Hierarchy of Rights will help leaders have thoughtful conversations when and where appropriate..”
I’m looking forward to sharing this piece with you. See what you think. Please leave your feedback in applause at the end (if you find value) or leave comment. Together we can build great and trust-centered organizations.
Here’s the executive summary (below), as well as the link to read more: “Part Seven a: A Deeper Dive Into Connections, Culture and Hierarchies.”
- Hierarchies are a fact of life. They have existed for millions of years across a broad array of fields. Within High Trust Companies (HTC’s), leaders must make sure those organizational hierarchies are productive, humane and resilient.
- Within Hierarchies of Needs, the lower down the pyramid we are, the more we need clear, hands-on help. Conversely, the higher up the pyramid we are, the more we simply need a set of guiding principles, clearly established levels of authority and reasonable access to resources to do our Work.
- Rights are considered fundamental to any civilization and almost universally considered to be pillars of healthy societies and cultures. Having a basic understanding of the Hierarchy of Rights will help leaders have thoughtful conversations when and where appropriate.
- Clearly defined Core Values help define who the company is, culturally speaking, as a group of people. While it may appear that all High Trust Companies share the same set of Core Values, the reality is that every company is unique. To paraphrase George Orwell, “while all Core Values are equal, some Core Values are more equal than others.”