But unlike the setup in most organizations, where there’s an administrator on top and creative people or doers underneath, I’m basically a doer and I like to have administrative people underneath me.
-Roone Arledge, journalist
Corporations are social organizations, the theater in which men and women realize or fail to realize purposeful and productive lives.
-Lester Bangs, critic
In this section of the book, we apply concepts related to individual development to the organization; i.e., we want to create creative high performing organizations. We break this task in to the following topics:
- Models of Organizations
- Impact of Organization Models on Strategy and Stakeholders
- Methods of Transformation
- A New Model of Organizations
- A New Method of Transformation
All organizations are built on images of something. We begin with a discussion of the major models that underlie most organizational designs. We then look at various means to transform an organization into something with new attributes. Next we explore the outcomes of our design choices. Finally, I introduce a new model of the organization that likely will thrive in the 21st century.