Organizational structure, characterized by high job specialization, functional departments, narrow spans of control, and centralized authority have inherent inertia and are ill-constructed to adapt quickly to changing business priorities, opportunities or external threats.
Goals and Objectives
Rethinking organizational structure to incorporate a greater communication, variety of structures in different parts of the organization and an emphasis on communication allows organizations to more quickly adjust to changing conditions.
This use case is supported by an intelligent workforce management and employee information systems, analytic tools to evaluate structural alternatives consistent with organizational and employee objectives and business and HR consulting to establish governance and effectiveness measures.
Use Case Summary
The ability to effectively integrate traditional organizational structures like functional or geographic departmentalization with more decentralized structures like strategic business units and matrix organizations allows organization to more quickly adapt to circumstances unencumbered by organizational inertia.