Levels in Organisations and Role Clarity

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Levels in Organisations and Role Clarity
Conroy Fourie, Coach, South Africa, Member
Broadly-based on the concept of the Requisite Organisation and Stratified Systems Theory (Elliott Jaques), we can distinguish the following Levels in Organisations:
Level 1: SPECIALIST, time horizon short, e.g. day-to-day, perhaps sometimes week-to-week; competent "hands-on skills" to complete a task or activity.
Level 2: SUPERVISORY, time horizon weekly or perhaps a few months; competent in supporting and co-ordinating workers to achieve set standards.
Level 3: MANAGEMENT, time horizon a year or perhaps 2 years; competent in constructing, connecting and fine-tuning systems to optimal utilisation of resources.
Level 4: STRATEGIC, time horizon 2 5+ years; being competent in a unified work system by understanding the organisation's purpose and integrating new futures, new services and products including positioning the organisation within the market context.

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Oluwaseyi Solomon, Partner, Singapore, Member
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Conroy Fourie, Coach, South Africa, Member
@Oluwaseyi Solomon: My experience is indeed that to a greater or lesser extent team members interface with more than...Sign up

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James Partin, Management Consultant, United States, Member
@Conroy Fourie: Agree, I knew Elliot Jaques and discussed "time span of discretion" with him. He would be the first ...Sign up

Summary Stratified Systems Theory
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
Thanks Conroy for your excellent contribution. Allow me to add a short overview of Jaques' Stratified Systems Theory (SST) to help clarify things a li...Sign up

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Steven Cooke
@Oluwaseyi Solomon: That's where the "interest" of the individual comes into play. Individual employees will ...Sign up

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Riphagen, Financial Consultant, Netherlands, Member
@Conroy Fourie: You write in your last paragraph about an important role that the CEO has within the Levels in Organisations.
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Other 4 Levels in Organisations
Denis Hitchens, Business Consultant, Australia, Member
It seems to me that the article omits one of the largest levels, that of unskilled workers
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Levels in Organisations and Role Clarity
Anton Verwey, CEO, South Africa, Member
Hi Conroy. We live very close to each other, and I would love to meet up with you to discuss this topic. Perhaps you can also access the submission I ...Sign up

Matching Organizational Roles to Employee Interests
kvssiyer, Consultant, India, Member
The levels in an organization chart and clarity about each role become a reality during implementation when the interest of the individual in t...Sign up

How to Assess the Level of Individuals?
Oluwaseyi Solomon, Partner, Singapore, Member
@James Partin: Great topic! When selecting people for certain jobs or levels, how (according to Jaques) can one i...Sign up

Requisite Organisation most Popular in Canada
Paul Steele, Consultant, Australia, Member
This discussion is following the works of Elliott Jaques and his concept of the Requisite Organisation; not a theory that has had much academic take-u...Sign up

Levels in Organisation is a Complex Issue
Conroy Fourie, Coach, South Africa, Member
@Denis Hitchens: Thank you for your great contribution to the dialogue. My original thought-starter article was of n...Sign up

Foreced Localizing makes Assuming Levels even more Complex
Amos S. Calda, Mechanical Engineer, Philippines, Member
What happens when people are "forced" to assume key middle management roles beyond their capabilities mainly because of "some kind of a national thrus...Sign up

Line and Staff Functions and Organizational Levels
Romy Sson, Management Consultant, Philippines, Member
When we're talking about organizational levels, make sure to differentiate between line and staff functions. Staff do not give instructions to line di...Sign up

Whatever the Number of Levels, the Cascading is What's Important
Zoniaina, Coach, Madagascar, Member
The problem of the CEO role is to mastermind the cascading of his vision and strategy down the hierarchy unto the littlest job in the company. We can ...Sign up

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Nelson E. Edjan, Student (MBA), Philippines, Member
In every facet of organization there must be a job matching process that fits the job or role to the capabilities and competencies of workers, strictl...Sign up

Levels in Organizations and Role Clarity
Rajesh Sharma, Manager, India, Member
@Nelson E. Edjan: Thanks for the very thought provoking quote to which I totally agree.
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Organisational Need Takes Precedence over Employee's Interest
Uduakobong Sunday, Management Consultant, Nigeria, Member
Where an employee possesses more than one skill, the organisational need might override employee's interest in terms of placement. The employee should...Sign up

Organizational Needs versus Employee Interest
Conroy Fourie, Coach, South Africa, Member
@Uduakobong Sunday: As long as the employee's heart is in the (re)assignment and the essence of the psychological c...Sign up

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CHIA YH, Business Consultant, Malaysia, Member
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Requisite Organizational Theory - Applied
Charles P. Keith, Management Consultant, United States, Premium Member
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