organizational design

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Post date: January 15, 2019
Conceptually, work-life balance has been around for decades. We’re all familiar with the basic notion that there should be a healthy balance of life to work, that one does not dominate the other for an extended period of time. In practice, this is not always easy to achieve. Often work overtakes...
Post date: April 9, 2019
The more complex a process is, the more difficult it is to measure. Organization change is inherently complex, as it typically impacts virtually every part of an organization and it's a process that involves human beings. Measuring how effective your change transformation has been is far more...
Post date: May 10, 2018
In today’s rapidly evolving, high-tech marketplace, many organizations are turning to agile ways of working (such as scrum and kaizen) to enable more rapid decision making, accelerate innovation, and improve delivery of strategy. If this is to be done successfully, these new ways of doing things...
Post date: April 3, 2018
If you were raised in the United States or spent significant time living here, then you know that this country, perhaps more than others, believes in the power of rugged individualism. From the stories of early explorers and founding fathers that we learn about in grade school, to ways our media...
Post date: May 2, 2017
A century ago, the nature of industrial work necessitated a top-down structure that persisted for generations, but the days of corporate hierarchy are numbered. It used to be that jobs were mechanical. People took whatever job was available, often without any previous training let alone specialized...
Post date: March 5, 2019
Sustainable growth is the goal of nearly every organization. Because resources are limited, achieving growth requires a fine balance between focusing limited resources on the activities that will drive growth and pulling those resources in smart ways from activities that aren’t tied to growth....
Post date: May 8, 2019
Organizational charts, titles, and job descriptions serve important purposes. Use them to do the right thing. Don’t let them get in the way of doing the right thing. Set up strategies to counterbalance organizational structures. What is Amazon’s senior leadership’s biggest concern for their...
Post date: June 20, 2019
Corporate structure has been defined as a pattern by which organizations can divide their activities and tasks as well as control them to achieve higher degrees of coordination. Corporate structure refers to the bureaucratic division of labor accompanied by control and coordination between...
Post date: October 11, 2018
Diversity and inclusion are real concerns for nearly every organization today. Whether it is diversity of race, gender, or religion, or people with special needs, most organizations are aware of the need to design processes and policies that are inclusive of everyone’s needs. As important as fair...
Post date: October 16, 2018
Most organizations waste an absurd amount of time arguing about three things: What to do, how to do it, and who should do it. Endless meetings are spent rehashing who is doing what by when. Despite that, no one ever knows who’s accountable for the steps that are decided upon, so employees don’t...