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June 6, 2018 Agile Organization Design

Why Take an Agile Approach to Organization Design?

Agile frameworks are gaining popularity as an alternative to more traditional product development and project management practices. As they rise in popularity and demonstrate increases in productivity and success, many executives are asking themselves how they can use Agile organization...
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May 23, 2018 Organization Design

How Organization Design Can Facilitate Growth

Almost all organizations are actively looking for growth opportunities. While growth is not without its challenges and downsides, the positive aspects of growth are compelling enough to drive most organizations to commit a great deal of effort and resources into...
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May 9, 2018 Organizational Strategy

Designing Talent to Align With Organizational Strategy

In our previous blog, we discussed how organizational strategy impacts the design choices organization leaders must make. We also touched on the concept of organization alignment with strategy using our Cube model of organization design, which equates the organization systems...
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April 25, 2018 Diversity

How Diversity and Inclusion Impact Organization Design

Almost all organizations now are aware of the importance of diversity. Most have identified at least one person at the executive level whose role and responsibility is to help the organization address systemic issues around lack of diversity or the...
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March 21, 2018 Communities of Practice

Building Communities of Practice for Impact

In a recent post, we addressed the topic of linkages within an organization. Linkages, or informal relationships within an organization, make up the organization’s “unseen,” informal structure: how people relate to and work with each other across organizational boundaries. Linkages...
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February 28, 2018 Commercial Organization

Take the Design of Your Commercial Organization to the Next Level

The design of commercial organizations inside of companies brings unique organization alignment challenges for executives and practitioners alike.  Because most sales and marketing functions touch the end-customer in very real and tangible ways, the design of these functions must create...
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