Above you find the second in the series of five videos about organization design ideas that may change the world (if you missed the first, you can view it here.)
In this video, I discuss how we can remove contradictions between different requirements when we develop new organizational models.
One way to avoid contradictions is to focus on a very narrow set of activities – to reduce the number of products, customer segments, regions or technologies. In general, focus is good – but what do you do in a large organization, where you inevitably will have a broad set of activities?
When designing an organizational model for such a firm, there will likely be conflicting requirements. It’s important to detect what these requirements are and to try to resolve them.
The idea I describe for how to deal with this problem is characterized by some leading thinkers as the essence of effective design.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments!