As organizations continue to shift toward flatter, more agile structures, leaders and individuals alike will need a new set of skills and competencies to be effective. In this Executive Interview, Debra France of W.L. Gore & Associates discusses these trends and shares best practices in leadership development and innovation from the original “bossless” organization.
Key insights include:
- A discussion of how technology and globalization have contributed to the flattening of organizational structures.
- An overview of the competencies and personality traits that best predict employee performance in a flat organization.
- How W.L. Gore identifies and develops leaders without any formal titles or management structure.
- W.L. Gore’s practice of ensuring every single employee has a personal mentor or “Sponsor” who is invested in her growth and development.