A Practical Guide To Cross-Functional Work

While certain organizational structures make cross-functional teaming simpler or easier to accomplish, the organizations who have found the most success in working this way know cross-functional collaboration is a discipline.

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Written by Alison Randel, published by The Ready

Digital Isn’t Software, It’s A Mindset

Aaron Dignan talks through how companies can have the right mindset to thrive in the future: It’s good to have a purpose, a process to support it, the right people, and (most importantly) these need to be combined to make products that serve a community larger than any employee or organization.

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Org Physics: The Three Faces Of Every Company

Every organization has three kinds of power, and three forms of leadership, three structures. This is not a menu. They are part of organizational physics — universal laws that apply to every organization, large or small, old or new, for profit or social.

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Written by Niels Pflaeging, published on Medium

Reinventing Management

Building organizations that are more adaptable, innovative and engaging requires deep innovation of the technology of human accomplishment. Gary Hamel presents the case for reinventing management.

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Stop Your Agile Transformation Right Now

What has enabled companies such as Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Tesla, and Google to achieve global market dominance in just a few years? Some people attribute the successes to strong, visionary leaders with an almost dictatorial approach to the topics they find important, such as design, strategy, or experimentation. Others claim that it is their creative, self-organized, and self-managed teams that build the most successful products. In this post Jurgen Appelo describes why he believes it’s a dynamic mix of both.

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Written by Jurgen Appelo, Author of Management 3.0

How Spotify Balances Employee Autonomy And Accountability

Spotify’s unusual combination of squads, tribes, chapters, and guilds is the organizational infrastructure that underlies the company’s operating model. At first reading, it might sound like just another way to define a conventional organizational matrix in Millennial- and digital-friendly terms. But a closer examination reveals just how different the model really is and why it seems to work so well.

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Written by Michael Mankins and Eric Garton, published by HBR

Purpose In A Complex World

This article is an advanced piece on teal organizational design and themes. The article presents a discussion of some of the growing pains and tensions felt by many organizations that are on the journey to adopting teal ways of organizational functioning. In particular it brings to the forefront and that moving away from single points of leadership towards teams of people leading, creating, challenging each other, thinking together, and tapping into unexpected genius of the larger organizational system is what will enable us to meet the complexity and uncertainty of our current world.

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Written by Usha Gubbala for August’s publication on Medium

Elements Of Responsiveness

In the pursuit of adaptivity, companies are decentralizing decision-making and empowering their people with information for increased engagement and continuous learning.

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Digital Isn’t Software Or About Technology, It’s A Mindset

The most dominant companies are now digital-first. Think Netflix over Blockbuster or iTunes over Tower Records. Aaron Dignan founding partner at TheReady explains in this talk that for future success companies need a purpose, responsive structures and processes to support it, the right people, and (most importantly) how these need to be combined to make products that serve a community larger than any employee or organization.

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The Organization Of The Future: Arriving Now

In today’s digital context organizations face a growing imperative to redesign themselves to move faster, adapt more quickly, facilitate rapid learning, and embrace the dynamic career demands of their people. A growing number of leading organizations are taking the leap of faith to explore, experiment and adapt new ways of organizing and running their operations with the purpose of actively building organizational structures for effective value creation and high-performance in a digital economy.

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Authored by Deloitte University Press