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Use a Systematic Organizational Model to Scale Up and Grow Quickly

Published: 09 May 2014

ID: G00259933

Analyst(s): Rand Leeb-du Toit

Summary

As high-growth companies scale up in size, they become increasingly complex. Maintaining the magic that launched their growth trajectory is challenging. CIOs can sustain the pace by rejecting bureaucratic hierarchies and adopting systematic organizational models for speed and overcoming complexity.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Growing companies grapple with ever-increasing process and organizational complexity, forcing CIOs to weigh traditional hierarchies against more unconventional approaches to organizing around work
    • Organizational Constructability
    • How to Implement a Systematic Organizational Model
  • As companies grow and add more hierarchy, team size can increase — CIOs need to be aware that such changes to group dynamics lead to friction
    • Spotify's Matrixed Team Structure

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