UK: The Gores Happy Family - WL Gore.

UK: The Gores Happy Family - WL Gore. - Self-management and the flattened hierarchy may be today's buzz words but WL Gore has been using such precepts for 30 years.

by Tom Lester.

Self-management and the flattened hierarchy may be today's buzz words but WL Gore has been using such precepts for 30 years.

Associates at WL Gore in Scotland's "Silicon Glen" note with wry satisfaction the number of big companies that are now talking about self-management, empowerment, the flattened hierarchy and so on. Their company was founded on those principles more than 30 years ago, and they believe they know a thing or two about them. As "associates" rather than managers, employees, staff, or simply workers, they enjoy a freedom of action which would arouse envy in some, concern in others.

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