Limitations of the model by Greiner

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Limitations of the model by Greiner
Robson Chiambiro
Given that the model has been shown in a continuous single line against time suggests that all the levels are at a higher level after each level. Instead I suggest that there need to be 5 or 6 lines representing the phases from start as the organisation grows. I think the model should be a multi-linear model showing the level of organisational development against time. This will clearly show the changes of the phases as time moves on. The use of one line shows as if the following phase is already developed by the end of the previous phase.

Add a Third Axis To Greiner Model
Orange, Consultant, France, Member
This model is based on the time where there is no end for the time. How a company knows the moment for it to move from a phase to another?
The Greiner's model can be enhanced by adding a "Z" axis defining the organization evolution over the time. In others terms, we could have the "X" for the time, the "Y" for the organization size and the "Z" for the organization evolution over the time (1 year for instance)
I think that this will allow the company to fine-tune with their strategy.

What the Greiner Model Fails to Address
musazili, Teacher, Kenya, Member
The Greiner model assumes all organization follow the same systematic growth.
Furthermore there lacks a clear demarcation in between the stages.
Thirdly a way forward is missing when an organization gets to the last stage.

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