Organization Hierarchy: What’s Wrong With It…And How To Fix It

Hierarchy is basically defined as different levels in an organization. Hierarchy generates considerable discussion and controversy. Many consider it to be old fashioned, inappropriate or just plain wrong. What’s Wrong With Hierarchy? Let’s start by agreeing that there are many issues related to how hierarchy is used. It can be “command and control”. This would be micromanaging and it is inappropriate. Employees should be in positions that are “right sized” so that they can use their … [Read more...]

Reduce Costs And Increase Employee Satisfaction: Ensure That Professionals Are Doing The Right Tasks

Professionals in your organization are probably doing the wrong tasks, and it’s resulting in unnecessary costs and reduced employee satisfaction. For example, we were called into an organization when one of its mission critical departments was not meeting standards and had high staff turnover. We discovered that the professionals in this department were doing tasks that could have been done (at least as well) by staff in lower level positions. The organization was wasting money by paying … [Read more...]

Improve Financial Performance By Optimizing Organization Design

Our research and client experience show that optimizing organization design leads to better financial performance. There Are Three Parts To The Improved Financial Performance The first is ongoing financial performance due to the changes that have been made. The second is more specific cost savings. This primarily results from removing positions that are redundant. Our research shows average potential annual cost savings of about $2,500 per position times the number of positions in the … [Read more...]