Portland startup eliminates the boss

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Friday, December 20, 2013

The 61-person Portland tech-education startup Treehouse eliminated its managers.

Treehouse isn’t a commune. It has a chief executive, Ryan Carson, who sets the company’s direction with his co-founder Alan Johnson and Treehouse’s board.

Below that, though, middle management is completely gone. That’s a radical step but the Portland company isn’t the first or only one trying it. Businesses have long sought to limit managerial overhead costs, and a handful of others are taking that to extremes with the no-boss workplace.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

 

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