Topics: process consulting, franchising, associational systems, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational problem solving, organizational development resources
Many folks who get started in some sort of associational arrangement, be it a franchise, chartering a club with a national organization, establishing a congregation connected to a denomination, or simply licensing some intellectual property, do so thinking that pooling resources makes sense.
Associational systems include any organization made up of multiple partners bringing personnel, product/service and money together to make the institution they create. Trade associations, religious denominations and franchised operations serve as examples.
Topics: process design, process consulting, franchising, organizational development consulting, associational systems, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Whorled Viewz, organizational design