What are the implications of the coronavirus on how we lead and organize firms? I have been pondering this issue (as I assume many of you have done, … [Read more...]
Finding ways to simplify the organization is a key concern in many large firms. In this series of posts, I discuss how to define complexity and describe some key principles and tools that one can use to design a simpler organization.
If you recall my last blog post, I discussed the matrix organization, and argued that it is fairly rare to find a formal matrix structure … [Read more...]
What is a matrix organization?Are matrix structures inevitable in complex organizations?Unfortunately, there is a lot of confusion about this.One … [Read more...]
A seemingly small change in the formal structure of an organization may greatly simplify – or complicate – the way we work. The problem is that … [Read more...]
Everybody is talking about integration and collaboration and participation these days. Down with the silos of yesterday. Away with the walls that … [Read more...]