Most senior managers struggle with culture because it's so difficult to define. Even less tangible than a "soft" concept, culture is more like a cloud: You know it's there, but it's nearly impossible to grasp.
Career paths today are less geared towards filling the few remaining general management positions, and instead focus on functional specialization.
There's no doubt that hierarchies can be dysfunctional and make it difficult to get things done. You would think the key to a healthy hierarchy is a well-drawn organization chart, but it has more to do with company culture and behav...
Managers often have a parental dilemma: they need subordinates to achieve a certain result, but want them to have a choice about how to do it.
Dysfunctional or outdated organizational designs can make it difficult for managers to operate effectively. Here are some steps that managers can take towards simplifying their own structure.