Beyond Deadwood

Adizes, Ichak
January 2005
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Jan2005, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p12
The article discusses on features of bureaucratic models of an organization. Any pyramid or hierarchy structure builds layers that prevent and inhibit change, thus exacerbating the problem of deadwood. The hierarchy is not structured for rapid change. Energy flows only from the top down. The causes of deadwood are woven into structure. If organizations do not restructure to remove dashes in their manager's codes and encourage flexibility, they develop deadwood, a cancer that will bring their demise.


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