Growing Adaptive Organizations

Decide: Designing Improvements

We will now begin to look at the way the various parts of the organization work together.

At the end of this phase, 

  • we will have a picture of the way the enterprise looks in terms of the “building blocks” that compose it.
  • We will see  the interaction of these building blocks and 
  • We will have an idea of how to ensure that the whole thing works together in an integrated form.

Remember: we create policies to absorb variety. Variety is absorbed best locally. Our policy will therefore assign priorities to:

  • First handle things locally
  • If this is not possible, try to devise a horizontal coordination

Only involve higher management if something cannot be managed in these systems.

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