PODs of 10 - 12 Operating w/o Hiearchy now a company of over 7,000

And, they are more efficient/productive than the more traditional organization in their space of home care nursing.

From an interview with Frederic Laloux, the author of Reinventing Organizations who has done research on a couple dozen or so of these self mangement based “Teal” organizations that have been successful in their business niche; some for close to half a century. Like Sociocracy, the ideas are not new, just new to most of us.

Multiple organizations came up with similar styles of doing this, and some were started almost 50 years ago, so the structures and style of organizing are well tested.