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...]
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.
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...]
In my last blog post, I described an example with 6 people and asked you to consider how you would organize them. The example illustrates an … [Read more...]
Today I have a small quiz for you. Help me organize a few people. I won’t ask you how to organize 6,000 people, or even 60. To make it simple, … [Read more...]