I am planning to do occasional interviews on this blog with thought leaders in the field, both consultants and academics.
The first person out is Paul Tremlett, a Canadian consultant and member of a community of practitioners called the Global Organization Design Society. This community is devoted to the application and further development of the so-called Requisite Organization (RO) theory proposed by Elliott Jaques.
Jaques was quite insistent that he had found the right way to design the ideal organization. So I decided to challenge Tremlett to participate in a blog interview – and clarify: How can RO help us solve tricky role/reporting issues that we are confronted with in complex organizations?
Instead of discussing generalities I wrote two mini-cases and will ask him during the interview how he would approach the situations described. The cases are based on issues that we have discussed during my previous client engagements (to fit each example into one page I have simplified as much possible while trying to keep the essence).
You can read the cases below.
The interview will be posted here in about one week’s time.