Failures of organization design come from the wrong balance.

Control, cooperation, and autonomy need to be traded off correctly against the organization’s needs to get the right results. There are three types of failure modes abstractly stemming from imbalanced variables:


  1. Robert W Keidel, Seeing Organizational Patterns: A New Theory and Language of Organizational Design (Washington, D.C.: Beard Books, 2005). (See notes.)