Who's the Boss Anyway!? What is Adaptive Org Design?
Nothing ever gets done without a decision being made somewhere. Whether that’s what you’ll eat for breakfast or which corporate strategy to follow, action follows decisions. In a typical hierarchical model, most “important” decisions are made by those higher up in the organization. The level of decision-making decreases dramatically the lower in the org you go.
What would it look like to have distributed decision-making? What if a Sales person could make decisions on discounts to potential customers? What if a line manager could make purchasing decisions on contractors? What if a front-end Developer could make decisions on UX?
➡️What do you think needs to happen for this to be successful?
What you’ll get in this session:
Outline/Structure of the Talk
5min - Intro and start with a question, "What is adaptive org design mean to you?" Collect responses.
10min - Differentiate between org structure & design. Provide a definition on org design.
10min - Breakouts - With this concept, think about your current org. What are the challenges today? How are decisions being made? Debrief in large group after breakout.
10min - Provide our concept of adaptive org design, and the decision-making process
10min - Introduce a new tool on 7 Levels of Decision-Making, discuss, leave them wanting more. :)
The definition of org design
A concept model behind adaptive org design
A way to change the decision-making process in an org to be more enablement-focused, than rights-focused
Team Leads, Managers and individuals who feel passionate about how to create change at work (from any level, team and beyond…)