Defined by Prof. Jeffrey S. Nielsen.
See the companion entry on Rank-Based Management
1. Information is shared throughout the organization.
2. Decision-making is shared and all are invited to participate at the level where they are comfortable.
3. The tacit knowledge and practical wisdom of one’s own employees are privileged over the expertise of outsiders.
Professor Jeffrey Nielsen consults with organizations on management issues and assists companies in developing peer-based managing, decision-making and ethical problem-solving models. You can read more about peer-based organization in his book, The Myth of Leadership: Creating Leaderless Organizations. He also teaches business and organizational ethics. He can be reached at mythofleadership at hotmail dot com.
See the entry on Peer-Based Compensation