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Quick Chat: Organizational Structures

March 21,2016

Developing a working model for working

In this Quick Chat, Eugene Kowch talks about developing a working model for working

March 21, 2016 - Most workplaces today are structured in a traditional model that resembles a pyramid, where the most senior leaders sit at the top and all the other people within that organization fit into a specific space and place within the structure that falls below the leadership.

That’s not necessarily a bad structure.  It’s clearly one that works for the workplace; if not, leadership would make modifications to the model.

But Eugene Kowch says that in successful organizations, employees are encouraged to stretch their personal position in their own place in the structure, connecting where collaborations will strengthen their performance.

And according to Kowch, an associate professor in the Werklund School of Education whose recent research centres on organizational structures, that’s the best way to lead a successful endeavor.