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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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Life in a large organization can often feel like a few moments of inspiration and innovation surrounded by a lifetime of sitting on conference calls, filling out forms, and creating PowerPoint decks t
Hack by Chris Grams on June 21, 2011
Un-executable IntelligenceThe conversation about effective leadership started during the industrial age in response to the need to effectively (and efficiently) direct the work of emp
Hack by Monique Jordan on July 14, 2013
There is far too much pressure for a single leader to handle in these times of rapid change. If the job of leadership were to be shared, it might be easier and the leadership more effective.
Hack by Stephen Remedios on December 8, 2011
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
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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
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

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