Small and medium businesses, in particular, are at the right apex of growth to ensure that they get it right. Most productivity and performance issues are a result of poor organisational design. Good organisational design helps drive communication, productivity, efficiency, and innovation. It creates an environment where people can work effectively.
Small to medium businesses often have organic structures, which are more informal, less complicated, and operate on a more “ad-hoc” basis than typical hierarchical structures found in larger organisations. They tend to rely more on the organisation’s people to take the initiative and adapt and change the way they work as the circumstances change. There is nothing wrong with this, as there is no actual right or wrong type of organisation. Instead, it is about making sure that that the design fits the organisation’s purpose and its people.
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