When I speak with people in large organizations, a fairly common complaint is that it takes too much time to make decisions. A key source of delay is … [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.
The pictures show the orchestra that my son of 9 years is a member of. As you see, some seats are empty in … [Read more...]
It is fairly common to claim that all global firms now are “matrix organizations”. When you examine a particular firm more carefully, however, you … [Read more...]
The organization of the future will be (...) like a Calder mobile, with a thin wire of control, and with modules hanging down of various shapes and … [Read more...]
A few weeks ago, I asked some managers that I know about the topics they would like to read about on this blog. Several responded that they were … [Read more...]