Take Berlin-based agency Dark Horse, a paragon of turning traditional company culture on its head – and then some. By having 30 founding partners with equal say, for example. Surely a recipe for disaster? Not in the least, as proven by several years of successful business. Join us for a peek behind the scenes. Out meeting takes place in a spacious third-floor office of a busy Berlin-Kreuzberg business hub: Here, sociologists, humanities graduates, business economists, designers, engineers, philosophers, journalists, nutritionists and IT specialists have found their respective niche between an Italian coffee maker, office dog, cosy lounge corner and raised loft bed for the odd after-lunch power nap.
Yet what might, at first glance, resemble a coworking space – where everyone pursues their own freelance dreams – is actually a bona-fide firm. Dark Horse is a slightly different kind of agency. One of its key differentiators are the 30 equal founding partners and entrepreneurs – no bosses, no managers, no hierarchies. Decisions that affect everyone are taken in unison. Think shared power. And while some may call this concept crazy, others consider it a revolution of the workplace.