Organize for Complexity:: business change [presentation]
Friday, 17 February, 2012 1 Comment
Please, please, PLEASE take the time to view this excellent presentation. Even if you only view it at “surface level” it may explain nagging doubts you may have had about the effectiveness of hierarchical business structures. It may help you to visualise your own organisation in a radically different (silo free) manner.
More importantly it may be the “spark” that is required to re-ignite a passion amongst co-workers who have had similar thoughts about the operational structure, misaligned or ill-conceived strategies and all the other "issues" that affect motivation and performance!
There are more levels (or layers) to be considered and that aren’t really covered by the presentation. But I suggest you view the presentation first…
“Many a mickle maks a muckle”: how micro issues can become macro [systemic] problems
What you do about it comes down to just 3 options…
- Introduce more-sophisticated systems to manage the increasing complexity, or
- Reduce or remove the complexity via simplification in parts of, or across all of, the business.