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Decentralized Organization Structures Empower and Energize
  By: Jim Clemmer
High performing organizations that are thriving in today's chaotic world are adapting and pioneering a wide variety of highly decentralized structures. They are giving up control of people so that people can control their own and the organization's destiny.

Getting it Together: Integrating Customer Focus, Involvement, and Horizontal Management
  By: Jim Clemmer
Today's winners are capitalizing on the changes and challenges facing all organizations by being better and faster and cheaper and newer then their less nimble competitors.

High Performance Organization Structures and Characteristics
  By: Jim Clemmer
Research and experience shows that the shape and characteristics of high performing organization structures have a number of common features.

Matrix Organizations, What Are They?
  By: Jim Owens PMP
... So we have our columns of functionally similar workers in each column of our matrix, with a functional manager at the head of each column.
Now picture rows running across the page, with a project manager at the "head" (i.e. the left hand side) of each row. The rows intersect the columns and so intersect the columns of workers. So each row is a silo of workers of differing functionality, headed by a project manager. In such a matrix structure there is an obvious tension between the project managers at the head of each row (each project) and the managers at the head of each column (each functional area) as they are sharing the same workers, and as each manager (project and functional) has a job to do, we have a conflict of interest. ...

Organization Structure Limits or Liberates High Performance
  By: Jim Clemmer
Improvement planning, process management, teams, skill development, and the like are either constrained or boosted by our organization's structure and support systems. If we are unhappy with the behavior of people on our team or in our organization, we need to take a closer look at the system and structure they're working in.

Systems and Structure Pathways and Pitfalls
  By: Jim Clemmer
Discover the Systems and Structure approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your organization's pathway to success.

You're Getting the Behavior You Designed
  By: Jim Clemmer
High-performing organizations that are thriving in today's chaotic world are adapting and pioneering a wide variety of highly decentralized structures. They are giving up control of people so people can control their own and the organization's destiny.


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