How do you factor this in and restructure (Delayer) an archaic organization?
Customers Suppliers Government/ Fed Agencies Competitors Armed Forces Auto Industry Academia International Markets Demographic, cultural and social forces Economic Forces Technological Forces Political Forces Specific Environment General Environment TARDEC
Typical characteristics of such an organization, as per Woodward’s Approach includes:
*Source: J Woodward, Industrial Organization: Theory and Practice. London: Oxford University Press, 1965 Levels in the hierarchy Span of Control of CEO Span of Control of team leader Structure of organization Type of structure Ideal Small Batch and Unit Tech* 3 4 20 Relatively flat, with a narrow span of control Organic Before Delayering 8 6 4 Tall Mechanistic After Delayering 3-4 5 NA Relatively flat, with a narrow span of control Organic
Cease dependence on mass inspection to achieve quality. Quality should be a team responsibility. Break down barriers between departments. Put everyone in the company to work to accomplish the transformation Benchmark the organization against the best in industry. Alternatively, set benchmarks for industry to follow. End the practice of awarding business on price tag alone. Instead, minimize total cost