Building blocks of a company.

Formal Informal
Decisions: Decision rights, governance Norms: Values, expectations
Motivators: Comp, perks, talent management Commitments: Pride, shared vision
Information: KPIs, metrics, knowledge management Mindsets: Mental models, identity
Structure: Reporting structures, roles Networks: Collaboration, social influence


  1. Gary Neilson, Jaime Estupiñán, and Bhushan Sethi, “10 Principles of Organization Design,” strategy+business, 2015, (See notes.)