For decades, theorists have urged companies to adopt alternative structures – often pointing to networked designs. But few organizations have embraced such structures. According to the authors of this 2008 white paper – a PowerPoint presentation from the Beyond Budgeting Transformation Network – they’ve lacked a full account of the principles behind networked structures and a road map for implementation. This presentation makes the case for cell networked structures, outlining their benefits and essential elements. It provides only an introduction; executives will have to look elsewhere for detailed information about principles and implementation.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why command-and-control Taylorism doesn’t serve organizations today,
- How a networked cell structure enables a highly devolved organization and
- What replaces the boss as manager in cell networked organizations.
About the Authors
Gebhard Borck, Valeria Junqueira, Niels Pflaeging and Andreas Zeuch are associates with the Beyond Budgeting Transformation Network.