13 April 2007

This Goes on the Reading List for the Next OD Course

A terrific article [pdf] for those interested in organizational change, and the theories that underlie the impetus for reorganization:
We discovered many reasons for repeated reorganizations, the most common being ‘no good reason’. We estimated that trillions of dollars are being spent on strategic and organizational planning activities each year, thus providing lots of good reasons for hundreds of thousands of people, including us, to get into the business. New leaders who are intoxicated with the prospect of change further fuel perpetual cycles of redisorganization. We identified eight indicators of successful redisorganizations, including large consultancy fees paid to friends and relatives.
(Thanks, Ingrid!)

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