To create a compelling environment for innovators, the culture at WL Gore & Associates, a US manufacturer of products derived from fluoropolymers, was set up to support individual creativity through engagement and support rather than control. The company drew on McGregor's "Theory Y" concept and designed an extremely flat organisational structure that, among other things: 1. Operated with no managers, minimal hierarchy, organised self-directed teams around opportunities, and allowed significant ...

BPIR Categories

8.1.1 Leaders develop/manage org culture,vision&values
2.4.1 Design the organisational structure
2.2.3 Develop vision and/or mission

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