In an effort to accelerate the Zappos' move to holacracy, CEO Tony Hsieh sent a lengthy email to employees, offering buyouts to those against the switch to the so-called self-management system. Just over 200, or 14 percent of the work force, took the money. I thought more would leave.
Building and innovating a decentralized "self-managing" organization is hard, especially if the organization already exists and is of substantial size. It requires dedication and vision. It can take years. Mr. Hsieh should be commended for his efforts and for his fortitude to do what he believes is best for Zappos and its employees.