In a growing organization, the structure will lag the organization as various parts must be implemented to fulfill the organization’s mission. In a shrinking organization, the structure becomes a greater and greater part of the organization until not only does it lead the organization, it becomes the rationale for the whole organization. The organization will often then cannibalize its vision for its own survival.
Breaking through decline to thrive again involves both offering vision and dismantling enough of the structure (often significant chunks of it) to change the patterns back to vision-driven organization, where structure lags. Nevertheless, if an organization never allows the structure to mature, it will never reach its full power and potential.
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