Jun 19, 2012

What is organization design? - Nicolay Worren

Blog post by Nicolay Worren on What is organization design?

“Organization design” involves the creation of roles, processes and structures to ensure that the organization’s goals can be realized.
Some people associate organization design with the mechanical arrangement of positions and reporting lines on the organization chart. It is certainly true that organizational designers also need to define the vertical structure, including reporting lines. However, organization design is much more than “boxology”. Organization design problems are often some of the hardest problems that leaders face. The decisions they make with regard to formal structure, roles and processes directly impact the jobs and careers of employees – and the ability of the firm to realize its strategic objectives. ...

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