Structures of Organizational Excellence



Excellence is not a cliché, and a one-size-fits-all approach to excellence is a myth. Advisors offers ten significant structures for enabling organizational excellence at different levels and for multiple purposes. The whole compendium is based on innovation, by proposing a three dimensional categorization for the various structures, we aim to triangulate on answering the main question WHY:

  1. Directing versus Controlling: Directing structure focuses on strategy, selection of investments and initiatives, and KPIs monitoring, while Controlling structure provides project controls, visibility, quality, and recommends corrective actions./li>
  2. Transformational versus Sustaining:Transformational structure aims at repositioning the organization from its existing state to a targeted improved state, while managing resistance and celebrating success. Sustaining structure on the other hand, focuses on preserving the status-quo , and is important for preserving the earned benefits.
  3. Permanent versus Temporary:Organizational structures follow a retention scheme that is in line with their purpose; while several are permanent, like strategy, knowledge management, capacity building, innovation and corporate management, others are concluded when the objectives are met, such as projects and programs.