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Should Structure Follow Strategy?

When you're creating organization charts, you'll often have to deal with the eternal question: Does structure follow strategy or does strategy follow structure ?
But you have to refine it and relate it to "organisational effectiveness" ...
Thanks folks !

  Aditi
 

What comes first: strategy or structure?

According to me, every organisation does follow certain rules and regulations in a disciplined manner. Therefore, structure normally follows strategy. We can say, strategy and structure are co-related and are interdependent.

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Structure Follows Strategy. But Often Too Slowly..

A frequent problem with structure following (changes in) strategy is that often this happens too slowly.
Because of inertia, unwillingness and many other motives to resist change. You can witness quite often that an organizational crisis and turnaround management are needed to finally make the organizational structure change happen.

  Mariano Talanchuk
HR Consultant, Argentina
 

Speed of Changes of Structures

Formal structures change slowly, because informal (...)

  trent hosen
 

Structure versus Strategy

In my country (Trinidad), structure for most times (...)

  Nathan Caswell
Business Consultant, United States
 

Structure and Strategy

Structure and Strategy are architectural Form and (...)

  Onyangore Peter Ogendi
Teacher, Kenya
 

Without Strategy There's no Need for Structure

Colleagues, it's strategy that gives birth to stru (...)

  Ramon Reyes
Saudi Arabia
 

Should Structure Follow Strategy?

I don't think so. The reason why I have the strat (...)

  Charles P. Keith
Management Consultant, United States
 

Strategy or Structure First ⇒ How can we Build Flexible Organization Structures?

@Ramon Reyes: I would add that the question of str (...)

  rajat baisya
Professor, India
 

Structure and Strategy

In my opinion strategy should precede structure an (...)

  Robert Gerth
Project Manager, Sweden
 

Does Structure Follow Strategy?

My experience is that in practice juvenile, entrep (...)

  david suirara
Student (MBA), Solomon Islands
 

Does Structure Follow Strategy or Does Strategy Follow Structure

I agree with the view that structure should follow (...)

  Melanie Keizer
Canada
 

Structure Follows Strategy

The structure should follow the strategy; the stru (...)

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