Organizational Functions not Structure
When people draw diagrams of their organization they tend
to focus on the organizational chart - who reports to whom. They tend to assign functions to those boxes and people and
assume that the functions are covered. This worked in a world where information moved slowly but in today's rapidly changing world a
different way of thinking about organizations is needed. A
way which allows for rapid change, adaptation, continuous
improvement, change and diversity of organizational
This graphical language is focused on organizational
functions not on organizational structure. It allows the
organization to track and attend to all the necessary
functions in a standardized way even though the
organization is changing and improving.
To see how it works you have to step through the various functions in a simple organization. Once you´ve done that see how it works in a more complex system
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