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...]
If you want an efficient organization, you need to align the organizational structure with the work processes. In these posts I discuss how you can collect and analyze data about work processes and use that to inform organization design decisions. I also describe how to improve the interfaces between units once a new structure has been implemented.
Example of social network mapping from client project*. As I discussed in my last post, we need to understand the current organization before we can … [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...]
I once asked a project manager how he divided up the work when he started a new project. He responded that you only have two choices: You can slice a … [Read more...]
An organization is only as effective as its processes. So when we design the formal structure of an organization, it should improve rather than … [Read more...]