organizational agility

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Post date: May 2, 2017
A century ago, the nature of industrial work necessitated a top-down structure that persisted for generations, but the days of corporate hierarchy are numbered. It used to be that jobs were mechanical. People took whatever job was available, often without any previous training let alone specialized...
Post date: February 25, 2016
The Winter 2016 issue of People + Strategy is a call to action. Unexpected outside-in events are now everyday organizational realities. Violent swings in the market, sea changes in technology, ever-present political turmoil, disasters whose source may be natural or human—whatever it may be, HR is...
Post date: May 8, 2019
Organizational charts, titles, and job descriptions serve important purposes. Use them to do the right thing. Don’t let them get in the way of doing the right thing. Set up strategies to counterbalance organizational structures. What is Amazon’s senior leadership’s biggest concern for their...