Found this excellent article in Inc.com today. Too often we, as organizational leaders, think all we have to do is restructure our organizations to make things work – we treat them like some kind of machine with interchangeable parts.
Guess what? An organization is a complicated network of people and their relationships – it’s not some kind of mechanical device.
Also, often the problem may not be the organizational structure, but maybe you have a relational “wiring” issue.
Check out this excellent article Restructure This: Why Shuffling Your Org Chart Won’t Bring Real Change on Inc.com.
By the way – rewiring is much harder than restructuring and requires greater leadership to accomplish. However, you will accomplish true change with rewiring instead of the usual cosmetic change that often occurs with restructuring/reorganizing.
Blessings on your day!