March 2nd 2011

How accountable is your organisation?

Brian covered the origins of his approach and detailed his view of organisation design, which is based on looking at accountability, the optimal number of levels in an organisation, spans of control and his concept of DMA.

Some examples of ‘problems' and tell-tale signs of over-layering and over-manning. Waste in organisations is more than the cost of hiring too many people - it's a block to communications and leads to delays, clutter and more work.

An outline of where his approach has made improvements and the results obtained.

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