Structure

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Henry Ford and the anti-intellectual argument against organizational design

Here’s how Henry Ford opens chapter 6 of his autobiography My Life and Work, published in 1922: That which one has to fight hardest against in bringing together a large number of people to do work is excess organization and consequent red tape. To my mind there is no bent of mind more dangerous than
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Which org structure came first...functions or product lines?

What do we mean when we talk about an organizational (“org”) structure? We mean the way a company is organized, in terms of who reports to whom. For large companies, where different teams are working on different tasks simultaneously, it’s essential that we know the flow of information and responsibility. As you’d imagine, org structures are
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