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The common perception is that bossless organizations are, basically, consensus-based anarchist collectives that spend weeks debating every workplace detail, more concerned with experimentation than earning profits. The reality is that they have products, services, customers, warehouses. Some have boards. All have bottom lines. Understanding what it means to manage without managers elsewhere will make you challenge the way you've always done things—and that's a good thing. As it turns out, novelty firms may offer some novel ideas that you can incorporate into your own company without giving up your corner office.