Why I Run a Flat Company by Jason Fried

An interesting study of the pros and cons of a flat company.

Why I Run a Flat Company | Jason Fried of Inc.com

Google famously runs a mostly flat organization, and this model seems to work well for software development organizations.

Obviously, it’s not for everyone, but I definitely like the idea of promoting horizontally vs. vertically. Your best developers should be writing code, not learning management.





  1. Yeah, it runs into scaling issues, as Jason mentions, but I think you can make it work even in very large development orgs.

  2. Definitely, although it’s sometimes a challenge to find good, passionate development managers; it’s an interesting skill set 🙂

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