Most organization structures are quasi-permanent. They stay in place for many years.
Systems Decoupled from
Most organization structures are
quasi-permanent. They stay in place for many years. It is not surprising that
most of the systems that help “ manage” the company –compensation, promotion,
accounting, communication, and planning, to mention a few – are fitted to the
structure of the organization.
If flexible structures such as
adhocracy and fewer levels of management evolve, the supporting systems will
have to stand alone. Promotions must be more than movements between slots in
units and levels. Compensation must be linked to more than unit-related
criteria. The key will be tailoring the systems to individuals rather than to
organization units. Systems generally exist today to protect the company from
human error. Systems of the future must enhance innovation which necessitates
systems to decouple from structures and serve to enhance individual initiative,
not limit it.
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