Tag: organizational structure

Defining Roles in Your Organization

From the board of directors, CEO, and the executive team on down, it is essential for every person within an organization to have clearly defined roles. That sounds like a basic concept, doesn’t it? So why do so many businesses or organizations get bogged down in bureaucracy when it comes to decision making? It’s because …

Leadership: What We Can Learn From Ant Colonies

Many managers think they’re doing the right thing by building controls, metrics, checkpoints, and redundancies. In their view, rules are needed to control human behavior and reduce risk. But let’s take a lesson from ant colonies. One rule of ants is that everyone but the queen is a multi-tasker. A second rule is: “Do what …