Is an Organizational Crisis a Must for Growth?

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Is an Organizational Crisis a Must for Growth?
George
It is typical for Greiner's thinking that the growth phases are seperated from each other by organizational crises. Without a crisis a firm can not enter the next stage. Personally, I doubt if this is always the case? (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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Annetol Griskov
  It should not be a crisis. But it will become a crisis if you do not pay attention to the growth 'problem'. If you are not aware of the situation and/or you don't act on it, it will become a problem.

  Note the meaning of Crisis here...
Michael Hargis, CxO / Board, United States, Member
  Note that "Crisis" in the model by Greiner means "change" rather than a typical definition of "problem".

  Is an Organizational Crisis a Must for Growth
Sylvester Ndemo, HR Consultant, Kenya, Member
  In any venture we undertake we expect such kind of situations to occur. But you can as well get to the next phase without experiencing a crisis.

  Is an Organizational Crisis a Must for Growth?
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
  Consider this: any firm will have a certain way of structuring itself, depending on the phase it's in. In the beginning its organization chart is very simple, just a few persons.
Suppose the firm is successful, then it will probably grow in number of people.
It will be attractive to the organization to not change it's organization, not to disturb its economic success. Initially this does not represent a problem, but while it is growing further and further in any phase, the tensions between "never change a winning team" and the need to reorganize itself in a completely new way are going to build up over time.
This is likely to culminate in a crisis in which the decision should be taken to move to a more advanced organizational form. Even if that means that economic success has to be paused for a while.

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