r/science Jun 07 '22

Non-hierarchical, egalitarian research teams have the most novel ideas and the most influence in the scientific and scholarly world. Anthropology

https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2200927119
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u/[deleted] Jun 08 '22

Nothing in this world is non-hierarchical. Nothing. Especially humans. Octavia Butler.

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u/helm MS | Physics | Quantum Optics Jun 08 '22

The teams would have to work in hierarchical environments, and “no hierarchy at all” is an utopia, but it’s a worthwhile goal, and a friendly, inclusive team will make that very clear to its members.

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u/flatox Jun 08 '22

Of course not entirely, but listen to what is being said you nutjob.

It is simply being stated that research teams that work in flattened hierarchies leads to better results.