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10 Principles of Organization Design

10 Principles of Organization Design
A global electronics manufacturer seemed to live in a perpetual state of re-organization. Introducing a new line of communication devices for the Asian market required reorienting its sales, marketing, and support functions. Migrating to cloud-based business applications called for changes to the IT organization. Altogether, it had reorganized six times in 10 years. Suddenly, however, the company found itself facing a different challenge. Because of the new technologies that had entered its category, and a sea change in customer expectations, the CEO decided to shift from a product-based business model to a customer-centric one. This situation is becoming more typical. Today, the average tenure for the CEO of a global company is about five years. The chief executive has to get the reorg right the first time; he or she won’t get a second chance. 1. For many business leaders, answering those questions means going beyond your comfort zone. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Conclusion Gary L.

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C-level span of control diagnostic tool What is your target number of direct reports? We invite you to use this real-time learning tool to help you assess your target span of control looking forward for the next two years. There are 13 questions in five categories. After each set of questions, the tool resets the target span on the display bar. What is Organizational Design? Organizational design is a step-by-step methodology which identifies dysfunctional aspects of work flow, procedures, structures and systems, realigns them to fit current business realities/goals and then develops plans to implement the new changes. The process focuses on improving both the technical and people side of the business. For most companies, the design process leads to a more effective organization design, significantly improved results (profitability, customer service, internal operations), and employees who are empowered and committed to the business.

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Understanding Workplace Values - Management Skills From MindTools.com Finding the Best Cultural Fit © iStockphotodblight Make your team's cultural values shine. The McKinsey 7S Framework - Strategy Skills from MindTools.com Ensuring That All Parts of Your Organization Work in Harmony Learn how to use the 7-S Framework, with James Manktelow and Amy Carlson. How do you go about analyzing how well your organization is positioned to achieve its intended objective? This is a question that has been asked for many years, and there are many different answers.

SIX-BOX MODEL - Welcome to MarvinWeisbord.com For several years I’ve experimented with “cognitive maps” of organizations. These are labels that would help me better describe what I saw and heard and understand the relationships among various bits of data. I started this endeavor when I realized that though I knew a lot of organization theory, most theories are either (1) too narrow to include everything I wished to understand, or (2) too broadly abstract to give much guidance. Enterprises need to embrace ‘spend optimisation’ They can become empowered to not only cut their costs but also enhance profitability Enterprises are increasingly coming under pressure to make valuable use of their available resources, yet a complaint I hear time and time again is that different departments across the organisation are failing to collaborate on spending. There are myriad reasons for this failure to collaborate, but the most common ones tend to be a lack of formal travel and expense policies, a belief that procurement is too slow or hard to deal with, the existence of disparate systems that aren’t integrated to bring information into context, and a preference for working directly with vendors with which the buyer is already comfortable. ‘Spend optimisation’ is the process by which an enterprise establishes policies, procedures, and controls and gains visibility to ensure that its workforce is spending its resources wisely.

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