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Initial structure trade-offs


Open question:"what are the criteria you use when mapping an initial structure?"  do you alway go the "automatic way"?  or do you start from role discoveries and subsequent groupings ?

I find that the first approach produces something that is more "acceptable" (less change impact, less trauma for ex-managers, if converted to LeadLinks) but can be a mess to evolve by early stage practitioners (especially when the org is functional vs product/service/output oriented).  The second one is more evolutionary friendly but it may raise the initial discomfort (new practice + new structure)

What are your thoughts? How do you deal with these trade-offs?




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