Should Structure Follow Strategy?

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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" ...
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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....Sign up

Structure follows Strategy. But Often too Slowly...
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
A frequent problem with structure following (changes in) strategy is that often this happens too slowly. Because of inertia, unwillingness and many ot...Sign up

Speed of Changes of Structures
Mariano Talanchuk, HR Consultant, Argentina, Member
Formal structures change slowly, because informal structures change slowly too (habits, traditions, values, etc.).
Ideas and thoughts are always...Sign up

Structure versus Strategy
trent hosen, Trinidad and Tobago, Member
In my country (Trinidad), structure for most times comes before strategy, because in most organisations here (and especially the ones controlled by th...Sign up

Structure and Strategy
Nathan Caswell, Business Consultant, United States, Member
Structure and Strategy are architectural Form and Function. In material architectures, there is a start-to-finish sequence - at some point the buildin...Sign up

Without Strategy There's no Need for Structure
Onyangore Peter Ogendi, Teacher, Kenya, Member
Colleagues, it's strategy that gives birth to structure. You can have very good set structures but without strategy no results. Take an example of an ...Sign up

Should Structure Follow Strategy?
Ramon Reyes, Saudi Arabia, Member
I don't think so.
The reason why I have the strategy is because I have the structure.
If I would like to build a house, I have the structure...Sign up

Strategy or Structure First ⇒ How can we Build Flexible Organization Structures?
Charles P. Keith, Management Consultant, United States, Premium Member
@Ramon Reyes: I would add that the question of strategy or structure first is an iterative question. While from one...Sign up

Structure and Strategy
rajat baisya, Professor, India, Member
In my opinion strategy should precede structure and thus structure must follow strategy. A structure is created to deliver strategic objectives and he...Sign up

Does Structure Follow Strategy?
Robert Gerth, Project Manager, Sweden, Member
My experience is that in practice juvenile, entrepreneurial organizations tend to start wi...Sign up

Does Structure Follow Strategy or Does Strategy Follow Structure
david suirara, Student (MBA), Solomon Islands, Member
I agree with the view that structure should follow strategies. But in most public institutions "funding" influences the strategies which in turn influ...Sign up

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