Who is the boss?
Does my job title matter?
In professional services firms, people businesses, the positional titles are not necessarily the same as who is in charge!
Who is the real leader? Are all the partners equal? Are all equity partners equal?
In fact even very large organisations are led by only a very few people. It makes sense because if we had 20 partners all chipping in every time we needed a decision, we’d never make one, or 20 VPs or 20 directors.
Job titles are for many organisations a charade, a fake hierarchy. Some would justify this by agreeing it allows a career structure and different pay grades. What do you think? Do please post a comment below.
Finally my apologies to George Orwell for misquoting him in the title!