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The Objectively-Oriented Organisation

The Objectively-Oriented Organisation

21 June 2016

Design rules for workflow, operating models, architectures are very effective at building consensus and are becoming increasingly useful tools. Here we repurpose some well established software engineering principles to assist with business process re-engineering.


How we structure an organisation is one of the most significant factors underpinning its prosperity. This matters as much as its business model, strategy and execution. A well-designed structure amplifies these; a badly designed structure works against the leadership.

Is there a ‘right way’ of designing organisations? If there is then it follows that there must also be a ‘wrong way’ of designing organisations. Can we measure how well our organisations are designed along the spectrum of 100% wrong through to 100% perfect?

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