Yes, Jerry, thanks for adding your qualifiers in there. I think an important principle is that design should be related to the function of the organisation. I see too many organisations that are not, in effect, fit for purpose, in that their structure does not reflect their work and purpose. I do some work with my local emergency management agency and in the case of an earthquake or tsunami, I want to know that their structure is the one that will ensure efficient and effective response, which implies some clear command structures which other of my clients would find clunky and unresponsive to their task.
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