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Leadership Development Module 4, Chapter 6: Effective IT Organizational Design

Published: 26 February 2016

ID: G00300778

Analyst(s): Colleen Young


Too many leaders use structural redesign as a proxy for cultural change management, resulting in poorly constructed and misaligned organizations. This chapter advises IT leaders on how to create an organization that is truly optimized for its core purpose.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
    • How to Determine When a Reorganization Is Required
  • Organizational Design Considerations
    • Organizational Influencers
    • Organizational Drivers
  • The Process of Designing an IT Organization
    • Primary Considerations for Each Stage of Structural Analysis
  • Implications of the Three-Stage Approach on Structural Design Best Practices

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