Recently we get more and more aware of how privilege in society works and how it affects opportunities available to different groups. What we miss out is that a similar power dynamic is in play in the modern workplace. Decision-making power and position in the hierarchy are privileges and they influence how organizations act. Not only does it make companies unprepared for the challenges of the evolving world but also reluctant to change in order to get ready for these challenges.
To change the status quo we need to rethink the management models we use in the modern workplace. Interestingly, we know the solution, except we were using it to cure a different disease. Self-organization has been widely adopted in order to improve the performance of our teams. So far, though, we failed to exploit its potential to create the workplace that is more humane, fairer, and most importantly better fit for the future.