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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

Org charts, decentralization and the law of accelerating returns

Posted by Eric Apps

May 16, 2016 11:55:28 AM

Most people are proud of their roots.   Where we have come from has a big influence on where we are going, and where we hope to end up.  When we think about that future, most people would love to be able to predict just where we will end up, and how we will fit in when we get there.

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Topics: org charts, Virtual Teams, Virtual Organizations

Org Charts, Virtual Teams and Talent Platforms: Alien vs Predator

Posted by Eric Apps

Feb 10, 2016 4:00:20 PM

We had an interesting experience last week.  We attended an exploratory conference call between CHREATE, a voluntary association formed by a group of HR professionals and focused on the future of HR in the workplace, and the Talent Platform Association, a recently created federation of talent platform technology providers focused on the "free agent" economy of freelancers, virtual teams, and virtual organizations.  

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Topics: org charts, Virtual Teams, Virtual Organizations

ORG CHARTS FOR THE ORGANIZATION AS TALENT PLATFORM

Posted by David Creelman

Dec 1, 2015 8:30:00 AM

In past blogs we have explored the "how tos" and evolving approaches towards the process of organizational design.  In this fourth blog of a five part series on innovative and emerging alternatives for the organization of the workplace, organizational design expert David Creelman explores the online talent platforms being created around the world to leverage a global pool of skilled workers. 

Which company is bigger: the famous advertising giant WPP with 180,000 employees, or the little known talent platform Tongal with 48 employees? At the moment, WPP is bigger....but the difference isn't as great as you might think. If you ask Tongal to make a commercial for you, they don't rely on their 48 employees; they rely on their talent community of 70,000 free agent professionals. 

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Topics: Virtual Teams, Virtual Organizations, online talent platforms

HOLACRACY & WIREARCHY: death for org charts?

Posted by David Creelman

Nov 10, 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 third blog of a five part series on innovative and emerging alternatives for the organization of the workplace, organizational design expert David Creelman explores non-hierarchical approaches to organizing teams. 

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Topics: org charts, Virtual Teams, Virtual Organizations, Remote Teams

VISUALIZING THE VIRTUAL TEAM...WHEREVER THEY WORK

Posted by David Creelman

Oct 22, 2015 7:40:25 AM

 

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

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Topics: org charts, Virtual Teams, Virtual Organizations, org charts and innovation, org charts and remote workers

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

The Zen of Org Charts: Technology, Organizational Design and You

Posted by Eric Apps

Jul 12, 2015 10:57:00 PM

"Two monks were arguing about the temple flag waving in the wind.  One said, "The flag moves."  The other said, "The wind moves." They argued back and forth but could not agree.  The Sixth Ancestor said, "Gentlemen! It is not the wind that moves; it is not the flag that moves; it is your mind that moves."

Huineng, founder of the Zen school

 



 

 

Is technological innovation  changing organizations, or are changing organizational structures driving more innovative uses of technology in your workplace?  When it comes to thinking about changing organizational designs, where is your mind moving?

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Topics: org charts, Effective Organizational Design, Virtual Teams, Virtual Organizations

Happy St. Paddy's: Grab A Slice Of Organimi Org Charts

Posted by Eric Apps

Mar 17, 2015 9:00:00 AM

 

Organimi Version 4 launch, which is happening today.  We think the dev team has done an incredible job of making a beautiful product for our users looking to create beautiful cloud based org charts.  

You can check out Organimi 4 here.  

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Topics: employee engagement, Corporate Org Charts, Virtual Organizations, org charts for unions, org charts for not for profit organizations, Remote Teams, org charts and sales reps

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Organimi is a technology startup based out of Waterloo, ON. On our blog we discuss topics like:

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