Do liberated companies get results? Are they better places to work than those with hierarchical management structures? Leaders League examines the phenomenon in the latest installment in our Leadership series.

Leadership & the Liberated Company

Do liberated companies get results? Are they better places to work than those with hierarchical management structures? Leaders League examines the phenomenon in the latest installment in our Leadership series.

Organizations have long been based on a strict command and control model, but those days are coming to an end. In the modern workplace, executives and staff members alike aspire to being listened to, to having their independence recognized and respected. A vast movement around the liberated company has occurred and it proposes a radical rethink of the way a company is run.

How to Reconcile Leadership and Hierarchy in a Modern Company?

Organizations have long been based on a strict command and control model, but those days are coming to an end. In the modern workplace, executives and staff members alike aspire to being listened to, to having their independence recognized and respec...

Every year Google figures among the lists of the world’s best employers. However, the internet giant is not a liberated company. Nevertheless, multinationals such as Google are finding a middle ground between the top down model of organization and an entirely flat structure.

Google: Freedom With Strings Attached?

Every year Google figures among the lists of the world’s best employers. However, the internet giant is not a liberated company. Nevertheless, multinationals such as Google are finding a middle ground between the top down model of organization and an...

Former French prime minister and currently the president of Fondation Prospective et Innovation, a public interest organization, Jean-Pierre Raffarin also lectures on leadership at the pan-European business school ESCP. Here, he talks about the different components that go into making a performance lever within today’s modern business, more attuned to influence than to authority.

Jean-Pierre Raffarin: “The leader is not the star”

Former French prime minister and currently the president of Fondation Prospective et Innovation, a public interest organization, Jean-Pierre Raffarin also lectures on leadership at the pan-European business school ESCP. Here, he talks about the diffe...

Co-founder of Raise and president of Women’s Forum, Clara Gaymard defines a liberated company by its capacity to “put people at the heart of its ambitions, not processes and progress reports” and leadership by the ability to transmit curiosity, autonomy and, above all, desire – three essential ingredients for individual fulfillment as well as collective success.

Clara Gaymard: “A liberated company puts people at the heart of its ambitions”

Co-founder of Raise and president of Women’s Forum, Clara Gaymard defines a liberated company by its capacity to “put people at the heart of its ambitions, not processes and progress reports” and leadership by the ability to transmit curiosity, auton...

Bernard Laporte is a leading figure in rugby union. He led France to four six-nations titles in seven years in the 2000s, including three grand slams. President of the French rugby federation since 2016, he is also a successful businessman and spent two years as secretary of state for sport. Leadership is in his DNA.

Bernard Laporte: “Authority means nothing without leadership”

Bernard Laporte is a leading figure in rugby union. He led France to four six-nations titles in seven years in the 2000s, including three grand slams. President of the French rugby federation since 2016, he is also a successful businessman and spent...