Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Greiner Curve--organizational growth challenges

As organizations grow, they need different kinds of leadership. The Greiner Curve can help you anticipate these changes:

Growth through creativity --> leadership crisis (small team, informal leadership)
Growth trhough direction --> autonomy crisis (single level of management)
Growth through delegation --> control crisis (middle managers)
Growth through coordination --> red tape crisis (executive managers)
Growth through collaboration --> growth crisis (matrix organizations, partnerships with internal groups)
Growth through alliances

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