Powerful informal structures are a sign of dysfunctional Leadership and organizations
How about thinking about organizations as small universes, that has different layers with their own shapes, forms, logic and functions?
I made an experiment. Instead of writing a blog, a scribbled it on an endless paper by the pool.
If you chose a role-centered approach, don’t come and complain about people not being self-driven, creative, entrepreneurial and excellent. You will stick with what you hired for: conformist people, whose main talent is to fit themselves into forms.
We don’t need less Leadership but different and better Leaders. Abolishing Leaders and replacing them with a social technology like Holacracy will not solve the problem of disempowerment and confusion – on the contrary!