Naomi Stanford recently wrote a review of my book. You can find it on her blog. Naomi is a consultant, teacher and author (see this page for more about her background and the kind of work she does) … [Continue reading]
How do you know whether your organization needs a re-design?
One of the most difficult – and most fundamental – tasks for a business leader is to recognize whether it’s time to introduce a change now – such as a re-design of the formal structure –and whether it is best to … [Continue reading]
The necessary evil of hierarchy
Harold J. Leavitt was a professor at Stanford University until his death in 2007. He is regarded as one of the early pioneers in the field of Organizational Behavior. He spent five decades doing research on communication, decision making, and small … [Continue reading]
Microsoft rediscovers organization design principle from 1662
More collaboration – and better collaboration - is seen by many as a key requirement for business success. Open a recent leadership book or an issue of Harvard Business Review, and you will see that this topic is very much in vogue right now. Not … [Continue reading]
Do you have a scalable organizational model?
The organization of the future will be (...) like a Calder mobile, with a thin wire of control, and with modules hanging down of various shapes and colors, each of which is capable of twisting in the wind as the wind changes. And each of which is … [Continue reading]
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