Gore-Tex: Repels management

12/2/2008 | Financial Times (free content)

The WL Gore materials company has thrived for 50 years, but the concept of management never took hold. "We don't like the 'manager' word," says CEO Terri Kelly. "We get very angry when people call [the staff] employees." She was shocked when her colleagues at Gore essentially elected her chief executive, and even she can't tell the 8,600 "associates" what to do. "It's not a title where you've got assumed authority or control, you really have to earn that every day," she says.

View Full Article in:

Financial Times (free content)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Business

Job Title Company Location
Human Resource Director
Salt Lake City, UT
Vice-President of Global Sales
Lindsay Corporation
Hartland, WI
Chief Operations Officer
Delta Community Supports
Blue Bell, PA
Manager, Technical Staffing
U.S. Cellular
Chicago, IL
Administrative Management Specialist
Smithsonian Institute
Washington, DC