Oh Org chart… can’t live with you and can’t live without. You serve a purpose – really, you do. And I don’t mean to give you a complex. It’s just – well – you’re not as powerful as you’ve convinced so many you are. You’ve managed to align yourself to the big, bold concept of Organization Design. And frankly, so many leaders see you as synonymous. But baby – it ain’t so. Let’s talk about why.
First and foremost – Organization Design in its truest form, is NOT about changing an organization chart. It’s about diagnosing and solving real business problems. And yes – ultimately changing an org chart around may be a piece of the solution – but rarely (and in my experience to date – NEVER) is it the solution in its entirety.