Organic Models of Organizational Design

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Most organizations today have been heavily influenced by a mechanistic view of the world in the forming of their structural models. This presentation offers an alternative perspective that may help organizations to become more agile as they respond to a changing world.

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Organic Models of Organizational Design

  1. 1. Organic Models of Organizational Design
  2. 2. The world is a Tropical Rainforest
  3. 3. We must plant our organizations in the rainforest.
  4. 4. Mechanistic designs do not work in the rainforest.
  5. 5. We need models that are more . . .
  6. 6. Organic models grow in the rainforest
  7. 7. Chaos Theory says that life is full of uncertainty.
  8. 8. But with time, ordered design begins to appear.
  9. 9. Organic organizations know how to navigate the chaos.
  10. 10. An organic organization embeds systems that enable chaos to find its natural order.
  11. 11. Many organizations are stuck in the routines of the past.
  12. 12. An organic organization grows …
  13. 13. An organic organization grows … in the soil of its environment.
  14. 14. The organic organization combines . . . thinking
  15. 15. The organic organization combines . . . thinking with doing
  16. 16. Organic organizations become an integral part of the environment.
  17. 17. Organizations that are stuck in the past soon become relics.
  18. 18. ¿Are you able to plant your organization in today’s jungle?
  19. 19. Embrace organic design to live and grow.
  20. 20. Designed and presented by: Dr. Greg Waddell Blog: www.SpiritOfOrganization.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/gregwad_l

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