Results of two-variable organization designs (underdoing bottom priority).
Stems from the belief that either variables tradeoff proportionally or that two variables can be maximized together without tradeoff.
- Underdoing autonomy ignores the aspirations of members. Lean principles can underserve the organization’s constituents.
- Underdoing control causes dysfunction: specialists, hierarchy, and limits are important to high function.
- Underdoing cooperation is common in western culture—collaboration is an afterthought when viewing the world as always rebalancing big picture control with more localized autonomous speed.