The Difference Between Hierarchies And Triads — And Why It’s So Important

“I’m great, you’re not.” Sound familiar? Forty-eight percent of American institutions are founded on this principle, which encourages team members to focus on their own strengths (and others’ weaknesses) in order to get ahead. It’s individualistic, it’s hierarchical, and it’s completely counterproductive. But entrepreneurial organizations are different. Based on the idea that “we’re all great,” they give everyone the opportunity to contribute their strengths and talents and support those of others, creating exponential results in the process. In this episode of the Team Success podcast, Shannon Waller explores the difference between these two structures, known as hierarchies and triads, what they look like in practice, and how they’ll benefit you, your company, and your bottom line.