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How to address organizational fragmentation

How to address organizational fragmentation

I recently had the chance to sit with a number of middle managers and discuss a core client interface process involving a number of different roles, functions, and innovation projects across the organization. The overall setting was a highly hierarchical organization as represented by a neat org chart, a pronounced organizational upper class ...

Five reasons why new forms of organizing and digitalization go hand in hand

Five reasons why new forms of organizing and digitalization go hand in hand

Without any doubt, we live through a renaissance of organization design as a discipline. Organizations large and small engage in organizational experiments. Radical new models emerge, are refined and adopted – be it self-management models like Holacracy, the responsive org movement, network organizations, or tribes and squads ...

Centralized or decentralized, that is the question

Centralized or decentralized, that is the question

Centralization vs. decentralization is one of the key organization design questions when it comes to delivering a digital strategy in multi-divisional businesses. Do you build one central “digital” unit or team? Or do you put digital resources into functions and divisions that support the respective functional strategies ...