Clear organization designs give you leverage in achieving your strategy. They help you get where you want to be going. People understand how their work fits within the larger structure of the organization. This clarity breeds confidence. Your systems, structures and processes make it easier to succeed instead of harder.
Yet sometimes the destination changes. New market opportunities open and you need to adapt how your organization is designed to take full advantage of these possibilities.
This is where flexibility comes into play. New strategies require you to adapt your organization’s design. The clarity that had served you well now gets in your way.
What you need is a design that is both Clear and Flexible. Whether you need to shift to a more centralized or decentralized structure, gain entry to new domestic or international markets, or focus more on value or volume, you’ll be better positioned by creating your design looking through a Polarity Lens.