How do we mitigate any negative consequences of this? Image: Coral ID. It is this that makes Bryson … a hero to all feature writers. I read this review yesterday, having just come back from an organisation design workshop I was facilitating, where someone told the story of engaging expensive consultants to come into the organisation to develop a new design for one of the business units.
The issues remained along with the de-motivation that the leader had generated.
Please tell me I am wrong. We are doing a lot to join up design with the other aspects of transformation to develop good people-centred approaches to transformation. I think there is more demand than ever for that kind of work.
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My view was always that org design projects need to pay attention to the cultural, leadership and change impacts from day one. Buyers in the market seem to be appreciating that more. So, the good org design people will stay busy, but the mechanistic approaches will hopefully die off.
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I still see too many examples of poor design causing problems, or poor design process causing problems. And without any expertise in organisation design methods and practices?
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I remembered the infamous quote from UK politician Michael Gove. The HR specialist, the psychotherapist and the designer would not touch those areas and declare them opaque and unintelligible. On this argument, it may be that leaders are uncomfortable with the way organisation designers do their work and we should make efforts to help them feel comfortable about it.
Could we do more to help our clients zoom from ignorance to omniscience? There will be times when the consultant does not perform, and times when the organization also fails to meet expectations. She was a little vague on assignment start dates — plus or minus a couple of weeks, and she said she might call me up suddenly. New-born is the only girl. The year old was away — sensibly — at a Woodcraft Folk camp.
Saturday night sharing my bed with the 2-year old from — when I got up and he stayed soundly asleep. At 10pm put the bag down, set the alarm for midnight, and go to sleep. Get up at 12 and walk around the living room again, with the bag, till 1am. Put the alarm on for 3am.
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Go to bed at 2. Get up again at 3am when the alarm goes off. Sing songs in the dark until 4am. Put the alarm on for 5am. Get up. Make breakfast. Keep this up for 5 years. Look cheerful. The 12 tests should be mandated for grandparents as they will have forgotten what their first experience of parenting was like. In this case, the organisational scenario is incredibly like test 5 in the String and Octopus Guide:. Get ready to go out. Wait outside the loo for half an hour. Go out the front door. Come in again. Go out. Come back in.
Go out again. Walk down the front path. Walk back up it. Walk down it again. Walk very slowly down the road for 5 minutes.
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Stop to inspect minutely every cigarette end, piece of used chewing gum, dirty tissue and dead insect along the way. Retrace your steps. Give up and go back into the house. Transformation could fail for several of the reasons Kotter mentions:.
But with or without implementation in the same way that work brings rewards as well as frustrations, my current assignment is hugely rewarding and minimally frustrating. With thanks to my employer for enabling the grand parent leave to do this. Are families micro-organisations? Can you use organisation design principles with them? Five that I say repeatedly in organisation design courses I facilitate, and also deploy in my own work are: Follow the work: this relates to identifying the work activities necessary, in the order that makes sense, to deliver the desired outcome.
Fix the structure last not first: this means once you know the work activities and some of the attributes of these volume, skill level required, frequency then you can start organising in a way that enables the work to get done. Roles not people: this is about thinking about the work, skill level and so on BEFORE, you start to think about the individual who is going to do it.
All models are wrong some models are useful: this means stay sceptical about the latest hype, Boston box, 6-points to success, etc. You may be accused of favoritism , unfairness or lack of transparency in why your new organisation chart is the way it is. Read the piece that the book grew out of here The stories of Bou and Crawford both illustrate for me wholeheartedness in action. Boston Box , Eisenhower matrix, Competency models of various types. RACI charts that attempt to categorise who should be responsible, accountable, consulted with, or informed about something. Phase or step models of change, design, development e.
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