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The Best Idea Sins: Jim Whitehurst on the Red Hat Meritocracy

The best idea wins: Jim Whitehurst on the Red Hat meritocracy

There’s a Southern expression that goes, "Says easy, does hard." In this case, it’s easy to say that your company is focused on collaboration and ideas. But many executives conflate the terms "collaboration" and "consensus." Seeking consensus and creating a democracy of ideas is not what we at Red Hat would call collaboration. In fact, it’s a misstep. Rather, managers at Red Hat make it a practice to seek out ideas from those who’ve shown that they typically have the best ideas -- those who have risen to the top of our meritocracy.

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