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Flat Organizational Structure Case Studies

Empowering People and Making Faster Decisions


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  The Jazz of Innovation: 11 Guiding Principles Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book



7 Dimensions of Strategic Innovation

Organizational Readiness the ability to take action ... More

Why Flat Organization?

Market leaders win by building an adaptive, innovation-friendly organization, establishing an inspiring culture and empowering employees.

One key to successful business evolution and growth in today\'s rapidly changing economy driven by knowledge and innovation is to let go of centralized control. People who stay closer to customers know better the market needs and can respond faster to rapidly changing customer requirements. In flat organizations, decisions are made faster, entrepreneurial creativity of employees is released, and ideas are managed better.



"Don't tell people how to do things,
tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results."
~ George S. Patton

Why Divisional Structure?

When organizations get large, they become slow, awkward, unmanageable, inflexible, and difficult to focus. They distance people from each other, and consume more energy than they release.

Division Defined

Division is a business unit having a clear set of customers and competitors. A division can be independently planned for within the organization and has profit and loss responsibility.

Problem to Address

Divisions can create internal competition that ruins cooperation, cross-pollination of ideas, and learning within your firm.

High Bureaucracy: bureaucratic organizational structures with too many layers; high boundaries between management layers; slow decision making; too close monitoring of things and subordinates; too many tools and documents discouraging creative thinking; bureaucracy is tolerated... More

Building an Innovation-friendly Organization

Hierarchy and over-management are an obstacle to innovation... More

Leaders of successful high-growth companies understand that innovation is what drives growth, and innovation is achieved by awesome people with a shared relentless growth attitude and shared passion for creative problem solving and for turning ideas into realities.

Companies that continuously innovate Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book will create and re-invent new markets, products, services, and business models which leads to more growth. Innovation is founded on your enterprise's ability to recognize market opportunities, your internal capabilities to respond innovatively, and your knowledge base... More


Bill Gates advice

Keep a flat organization in which all issues are discussed openly... More

Bill Gates


Jack Welch advice business quotes

Every layer is a bad layer. Without all those layers, your company can become lean and agile. Simplify, remove complexity... More

Jack Welch