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Flex - The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences by Audrey S. Lee, Jane Hyun

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CHAPTER 7

Go the Distance with Your Superiors

If you happen to work in a start-up or small office, it might be hard to spot who’s in charge. Everyone’s wearing casual gear and works in the same open layout. They eat lunch together, might work out at the gym together, and drop by each other’s desks spontaneously to ask a question. And everyone appears to enjoy easy access to the boss. But though they may not show it through closed-off corner offices or executive boardrooms, even start-ups or small firms with flatter organizational structures have a hierarchy or command chain through which decisions get made.

In most other corporate settings, there is a corporate ladder with both explicit and hidden power structures. In order to work your way ...

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