How Many Bosses Do We Need?

There are two curious conversations about bosses that happen daily in organizations. Some talk about how they don't need a boss and would probably get more done. Others talk how they don't mind being a boss as long as people can manage themselves, thank you.

The boss as the one who is supposed to be smarter than all of us was an apt invention for the last century that has little in common with this.  Today, we need organizational architectures that facilitate people being smarter together. This doesn't call for a two class system of information, power and responsibility haves and have-nots. That's the state of the boss today.