LP08 Updating the Organizational Architecture
when a Leadership Practice is not present or working in your organization...
you will not be able to BEST organize your organization
Updating the organizational architecture is an administrative process to ensure that the organization and unit organizational charts accurately mirror how Associates actually work together. It ensures that the organizational logic is congruent with the organizational charts, and that the organization keeps these charts up-to-date. Additionally, this process seeks to align the strategic direction with the means developed to implement it at the organizational, unit, and individual level.
Professor Kenneth Mackenzie, one of the world's leading experts on leadership and organizational design, has defined 29 Leadership Practices (LP) that are essential to a successful organization.
Clearly, competitive advantage is gained when an organization is aligned for success.
The 29 Leadership Practices are the primary "indicators of interest" we use when diagnosing an organization.
When we do an organizational assessment, we know that the absence of the Leadership Practice Updating the Organizational Architecture could affect one or more of the 12 Holonomic Processes (HP):
HP2. Defining and Updating the Organizational Logic
HP4. Adapting to Ensure Position Clarity
The 12 Holonomic Processes are the main enabling processes by which the 6 Desired Organizational Characteristics (DOC) are achieved, so the above Holonomic Processes problems could affect:
DOC1. Clarity of Direction
DOC2. Clarity of Structures
DOC5. Results Oriented Problem Solving
Click here for a detailed description of the 6 Desired Organizational Characteristics [DOC]
Click here for a detailed description of the 12 Holonomic Processes [HP]
Click here for a detailed description of the 29 Leadership Practices [LP]
Remember that this "snapshot" is a preliminary assessment only, designed to illustrate areas where you might have problems.
A full on-line assessment probes in a deeper and more complex manner and provides specific insight and suggestions.
The Organizational Diagnostic Survey On-Line (ODS-OL) we use is the most advanced working technology for assessing organizations and its leadership practices. ODS-OL is based on multiple sources of information. ODS-OL does more than compile and analyze data: ODS-OL will derive conclusions about the results of the assessment and then derive recommendations based on these conclusions.
Use our ASK THE EXPERT form to contact Don Schwerzler - to learn how your organization can use ODS-OL to perfect the design and function of your organization.
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