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Disaggregate the organization

“The challenge is to create large-scale organizations without losing human scale.”

To intercept opportunities that come and go at lightning speed, organizations must be able to quickly reconfigure capabilities, infrastructure, and resources. Unfortunately, in many organizations, rigid unit boundaries, functional silos, and political fiefdoms hamper the rapid realignment of skills and assets. Large organizational units that encompass hundreds or thousands of employees pose another danger, as they often lead to groupthink on a grand scale. To become more adaptable, companies must organize themselves into smaller units and create fluid, project-based structures.

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Disaggregate the organization

“The challenge is to create large-scale organizations without losing human scale.”

To intercept opportunities that come and go at lightning speed, organizations must be able to quickly reconfigure capabilities, infrastructure, and resources. Unfortunately, in many organizations, rigid unit boundaries, functional silos, and political fiefdoms hamper the rapid realignment of skills and assets. Large organizational units that encompass hundreds or thousands of employees pose another danger, as they often lead to groupthink on a grand scale. To become more adaptable, companies must organize themselves into smaller units and create fluid, project-based structures.

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The trend has been for recently to consider H.R. as a set of high value specialties.That is technically true and carrying risks as far as efficiency is concerned.
Hack by Frederic J.Leconte on July 17, 2013
Co-Authored By Audrey D.
There aren't many who would argue that a college diploma isn't worth pursuing.  And, while I would never suggest that college is for every one, I also wouldn't ever suggest that a diploma isn't w
Hack by Aaron Anderson on December 20, 2013
First Line Manager: The Possible of the ImpossibleIf the Wright brothers could have made a jet; we would not have a biplane.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on May 22, 2013
LinkedIn, as a business-oriented social networking site, in my view, can create conditions to allow most of its users, that is, all registered identified professional talents, to willingly co-found a
Hack by Aaron Brook on July 6, 2014
An Anglican parish launches a bold experiment with a radical model of how to “do church,” by  replacing hierarchy with communities of passion, and unleashing the capabilities of its c
Story by Drew Williams on July 10, 2010
Organisational flexibility is a much discussed topic.The purposes of this “hack” are:Providing a model which is designed to enhance organisational flexibility;Ensuring involvement of employees;Making
Hack by Fan Zhang on March 1, 2011
Design and implment a collaborative technology that helps you get the work done - that moves the portfolio of change projects forward ina social colaborative way!
Hack by Geoff Carss on November 7, 2011
One of the challenges of faculty work is that, while there arelarge number of great faculty members out there, access to these facultymembers is limited to physical presence in the classroom; until no
Hack by Aaron Anderson on June 4, 2010

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