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There is no such thing as a Dysfunctional Organization

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The theory is that there is no such thing as a dysfunctional organization.  That is, every organization is the way it is because the people in that system want it that way.  Organizations are already perfectly aligned to achieve the results they get.

Why do organizational change efforts often fail?  One reason could be that organizational change does not go deep enough.  Executives need to realize that they are not solving traditional problems, that  they “own” the organization they created, and that, they themselves, might be the problems.  Darwin is alive in the 21′st century global business environment.  Adapt or perish.

Read some interesting insights from Ronald Heifetz on adaptive change, the difference between authority and leadership, and what it takes for companies to thrive and compete in the context of uncertainty and complexity in the current economic environment. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 1, 2010 at 3:21 pm

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