Changing Colors: Helping New Employees Go Teal

Joining a new organization can be a stressful process – getting to know the company, colleagues, customers, and discovering what the job entails, takes a lot of time and effort. The first few months in a new job are important to an employee’s long term success, and companies rightly spend…Continue Reading

Confessions of a Company Without Managers (1 year later)

One year ago our company made a bold move. We eliminated all “management” responsibilities within the team. No more bosses. No more top down decisions. No more pointing fingers. Each person became responsible for their own impact and value on the team. Each person is now responsible for any problem…Continue Reading

Three Tools to Unlock Wholeness at Work

  The concept of self-management is in the news a lot these days – mostly thanks to Tony Hsieh’s Holacracy implementation at Zappos. Like Fitzii did in February, Zappos and now many other organizations around the world are experimenting with structures that don’t involve traditional managers. This movement was inspired…Continue Reading

The Good, Bad & Amazing of Six Months as a Self-Managed Company

As we promised a couple weeks back in a post called “We Eliminated Management! See What Happens”, the Fitzii team has committed to writing about our experiences since we rid ourselves of traditional management roles in February of this year. This move was inspired by the work of Frederic Laloux,…Continue Reading

We Eliminated Management!… see what happens

About seven months ago – on Valentine’s Day to be exact – the team here at Fitzii had a fun ceremony to celebrate that we had officially eliminated any “management” responsibilities within the team. We saluted each other and said…  “We don’t have managers anymore!” Why We Got Rid of…Continue Reading