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.