Org Physics – Explained (#11)

How structures work, how they interact, what this means for organizational effectiveness and change

Published January 2011

Ask someone to take a piece of paper, and a pen. And to draw the structure of his or her organization. That person will usually come up with a single design. One that resembles the “org chart” type design shown on the right. That, to be sure, happens anywhere in the world (we tried it). Those perceived structures actually look surprisingly similar anywhere –depending on industry a bit, of course, and give or take a few details and variations…