Margaret Heffernan: Why it's time to forget the pecking order at work

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Organizations are often run according to “the superchicken model,” where the value is placed on star employees who outperform others.

And yet, this isn’t what drives the most high-achieving teams.

Business leader Margaret Heffernan observes that it is social cohesion — built every coffee break, every time one team member asks another for help — that leads over time to great results.

It's a radical rethink of what drives us to do our best work, and what it means to be a leader.

Because as Heffernan points out: “Companies don’t have ideas.

Only people do.”

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