When organizational structures were relatively uncomplicated, the pyramid worked well. But as they grew in complexity (for example, as domestic businesses went global and/or diversified), it became more challenging for information to move smoothly up and down and more difficult for top managers to “see” what was going on many layers below, much less convey relevant insights and make informed decisions.
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Content: Quotation | Authors: Bob Frisch, Cary Greene, Robert Galford | Source: ChangeThis | Subjects: Management, Organizational Behavior
A strategic off-site’s success is largely determined by what happens before it convenes. To make sure the meeting generates tangible results, its designer must do three things. First, answer the most basic questions: Who should be there? Talking about what, when, and why? Second, compile and distribute relevant data. Third, create a structure for the meeting that will compel progress.
Content: Article | Authors: Bob Frisch, Logan Chandler | Source: Harvard Business School (HBS) Working Knowledge | Subjects: Productivity / Work Tips, Strategy