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Work Rules! Org Charts, Organizational Design and Your Workplace

Posted by Eric Apps

Jan 31, 2017 10:07:00 AM

 Are you an HR leader competing for scarce talent?  A senior manager in a company in growth mode?  A founder or entrepreneur looking to build a better team?  The CEO of an established organization worrying about how to become a more sustainable, "Good to Great" company in a chaotic marketplace?

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Topics: org charts, organizational design, Virtual Organizations

Organization charts, competency grids and globalization

Posted by Eric Apps

Oct 17, 2016 8:30:00 AM

The best known form of the “Serenity Prayer”, attributed to American Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr and in common use since the 1930s, may be familiar to you:

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Topics: org charts, organizational design, Virtual Teams, Virtual Organizations


Posted by Eric Apps

Nov 24, 2015 9:30:00 AM


Thanksgiving.  A time of family, abundance, thankfulness and fellowship.

While we are on the theme of learning to love and respect each other better, another powerful theme for good is sustainability - the care of our planet.

For many of today’s businesses, organizational design follows a well-trodden path – whether by functional role from the CEO on down, by business unit, or by product or service line.  We’ve written about these patterns in a number of past blogs

We’ve also touched on recent innovations in organizational structure, as in our recent blog series from organizational design innovation expert David Creelman.

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Topics: employee engagement, org charts, organizational design

FRACTURING your organizational design: THE FISSURED WORKPLACE

Posted by David Creelman

Oct 6, 2015 9:00:00 AM

In past blogs we have explored the "how tos" and evolving approaches towards the process of organizational design.  In this first blog of a five part series on innovative and emerging alternatives for the organization of the workplace, organizational design expert David Creelman explores the fissured organization. 

When you walk into a brand-name hotel, who are the people behind the counter? You probably think they are hotel employees; after all, they are wearing that brand on their uniforms. However, chances are they are not that brand's employees; they probably work for an intermediate firm like White Lodging, which runs hotel operations for famous chains like Marriott and Hilton. If you walk out of one hotel to a competitor across the street, you might well find that the workers at the new hotel are also White Lodging employees.

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Topics: organizational design, organizational charts, Virtual Organizations

Get Golden On Your Org Charts and Organizational Designs

Posted by Eric Apps

Jun 23, 2015 8:30:00 AM

We’re moving into the second half of 2015.  Are you thinking about an organizational redesign?

If you are, you may want to read “Getting Organizational Redesign Right” a recent article from Steven Aronowitz, Aaron De Smet and Deirdre McGinty, the organizational design experts from McKinsey & Company

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Topics: org charts, organizational design

Org Charts For Today's Marketers: Think. Do. Feel.

Posted by Eric Apps

Jun 8, 2015 6:56:00 AM



Creating A Content Marketing Team Org Chart, In Minutes

We’re feeling guilty!  We’ve been spending so much time @Organimi the last few weeks on the Organimi  V4 launch…..Can you say inwardly focused?

Do you feel like your marketing organization and marketing efforts are unappreciated?  overly complex? disorganized?  Having trouble keeping track of all the moving pieces, staff, service providers and contributors?

Organimi has a solution for you.

Today's blog is about org cha

rts for marketing organizations, and covers related organizational design considerations, drawing from a few recent posts that caught our eye.

We're talking about marketers being a little more inwardly focused...in a good way.  


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Topics: organizational design, organizational transparency and org charts, org charts and innovation, marketing org charts

Building Blocks For Better Org Charts with Organimi

Posted by Eric Apps

Mar 30, 2015 8:30:00 AM

In today's blog we're sharing  some tips about organizational design, extracted from a recent article entitled "10 Principles of Organization Design" which you can read here.  

The article was published recently by Strategy& (the former Booz & Company organization acquired last year by global services organization PWC).  

Formed in 1914, and one of the earliest management consulting companies Booz was described by Time magazine in the 1950s as "the world's largest, most prestigious management consulting firm"; known, among other things, for coining the concepts of and doing pioneering advisory work in such areas as supply chain management, product lifecycles, and organizational DNA.

We're also going to close off by sharing a neat trick with users working in any organization with an alumni association or alumni network.  You can use Organimi to create an alumni network org chart (regions, chapters, local associations) and also create an "influence diagram" for your organization's alumni network.  We've done the example using some notable alumni of Strategy&.found online.

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Topics: employee engagement, connect, org charts, organizational design, Corporate Org Charts, Effective Organizational Design, sharing online org charts, org charts and innovation

Hooked On Org Charts: Organizational Design and the Choice Architects

Posted by Eric Apps

Feb 21, 2015 8:48:26 AM

Are You Getting Hooked?

It is an age old truism that when it comes to kids, and the choices they make, parents will always find things to worry about. 

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Topics: employee engagement, organizational design, organizational charts, Effective Organizational Design

Lean, Mean and Moral: Org Charts, Robots and You

Posted by Eric Apps

Jan 25, 2015 11:29:05 PM

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Topics: org charts, organizational design, Corporate Org Charts, org charts and innovation

Remote Control: Organizational Design For Virtual Teams

Posted by Eric Apps

Jan 5, 2015 3:54:14 PM

Imagine the new year fifteen years from now, in 2030, when today's huge downtown office skyscrapers in some of the world's largest cities have been recycled into mixed use commercial and residential condominium complexes.....to deal with the vast surplus capacity of office space generated by the coming "go remote" tipping point for most of today's services organizations.  

This will be one of the many societal transformations resulting from our continuing shift worldwide to remote work, virtual teams and virtual organizations; a process now well under way with today's early adopters.

2014 Is Done: Shake It Off

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Topics: employee engagement, organizational design, Virtual Teams, Virtual Organizations, Remote Teams, Remote Work

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