Forget the pecking order at work

Monday 14 November 2016

News by Margaret Heffernan

Organizations are often run according to "the superchicken model," where the value is placed on star employees who outperform others.

And yet, this isn't what drives the most high-achieving teams. Business leader Margaret Heffernan observes that it is social cohesion — built every coffee break, every time one team member asks another for help — that leads over time to great results.

It's a radical rethink of what drives us to do our best work, and what it means to be a leader. Because as Heffernan points out: "Companies don't have ideas. Only people do."

Margaret Heffernan

Margaret Heffernan

Margaret Heffernan is an entrepreneur, CEO, writer and keynote speaker. She is currently a part-time lecturer at the University of Bath School of Management in England. Heffernan is the former chief executive officer of five businesses and is the writer of five books that explores business and effective leadership.