The tools we use to describe organizational models are important.
If all you have is a hammer, then everything looks like a nail.
If all you use is an organization chart, then you are likely to see reporting relationships – but little more.
In the video below, I propose that organizational models consist of five different “layers”. The formal structure – described by organizational charts – is only one of them.
So rather than one question (“Who reports to whom”?) this leads to five key questions you should ask before you switch to a new model.
This will ensure that you fully understand the current organizational model – and that you are able to describe the proposed, new model in a way that actually clarifies how people are supposed to work in the new organization.
This will in turn save time and money during implementation. It will reduce confusion and . make it possibe to realize the intention of the change earlier.
The presentation lasts for about 10 minutes. Feel free to add comments or questions.