How we work at Ikotile in Belgium sets us apart. Since Sergio Canini founded the company, he has been team-based organised that fosters personal initiative.
So the team structure defines the entire organization. There are no traditional organisation charts or predetermined channels of communication. Instead, we communicate directly with each other. We encourage hands-on innovation, involving those closest to a project in decision making.
Such a team structure has the advantage of speeding up the work flow and lowering costs. It also generally improves employee motivation and eliminates unnecessary layers of management. But is also cross-functional, because it combines various skills of people from various departments, when working together on a specific project.