Organizations, like people, are creatures of habit. Thus, one of the toughest aspects of organizational change is parting with ways of working that may have succeeded in the past but that may leave an enterprise ill-prepared to handle the challenges of the 21st-century business environment. Transformation consultant Martin Danoesastro explains how he helped a hierarchically organized bank to restructure. His thesis, though anecdotal, provides valuable input for business leaders and HR professionals seeking ways to make their organizations more agile and efficient.
In this summary, you will learn
- How a flock of birds can serve as a model for structuring organizations and
- Why giving up old habits is a prerequsite for successful organizational change.
About the Speaker
Martin Danoesastro is a senior partner and managing director of the Boston Consulting Group.