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Is your organization structured to deliver impact?

Is your organization structured to deliver impact?

No matter their sector, purpose, or mission, organizations are stuck in traditional ways of working, despite new challenges that require a modernized approach.

At the root of this issue: people and teams perform differently than an organizational structure intends them to.

Because of this, teams often find themselves stuck in structures that fail to bring out the best thinking or the most impressive outcomes. And even when leaders do choose to take action, the sizable investments they make often fall flat.

An organizational transformation can only succeed with a deeper level of understanding.

Organizations increasingly recognize the importance of analytic analysis in running their business, but this understanding can be elusive. Often, leaders are unable to decipher the unique challenges of how teams and people interact, making it impossible to transition from merely capturing data to turning it into action. As a people analytics partner, our measurement tools, analytical expertise, and know-how can help you interpret and use that data to great effect.

Do you see these challenges on your own team?

Challenge #1

Unbalanced Roles

In this case, one individual is almost single-handedly holding together two essential teams, causing dysfunction on both sides.
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This is an illustrative Network Analysis map. Each organization we work with receives a custom Network Analysis map based on inputs from the Organizational Diagnostic process.

Each bubble represents an individual within the organization. The size of each bubble corresponds to that individual’s level of responsibility and connectedness to others.


These challenges are real.

Those who are responsible for building the teams of tomorrow must think differently.

Leaders must harness flexible networks and influence, rather than treading water with structures that specialize in precision over potential. Those who grasp the impact of this influence are the ones that enable teams and people to innovate, collaborate, and deliver.

Consider the example below, in which a Fortune 50 company used Network Analysis to harness the power of their people, establishing new operating rhythms across teams to share knowledge that is relevant, timely, and accessible. 

These improvements led to an increase of:

  • 25% in people feeling like they had the information they needed to do their job
  • 59% in understanding of objectives
  • 80% in the dissemination of best practices to teams
  • 121% in the availability of company knowledge to employees

In the below Network Analysis maps, employees within this company across different teams (bubbles organized by groups in color) moved from being disconnected and fragmented to far more integrated after engaging with the McChrystal Group Organizational Diagnostic. This increase led to enhanced collaboration, indicated by the reduced distance between bubbles. Additionally, the organization had more employees who served as connectors and key influencers within the organization (as indicated by the increased size of bubbles) which allowed the group to act more quickly, instead of always waiting on a few bottlenecks.


Evolving your organizational structure is not a luxury.

It is a critical component of any thriving organization. The most successful leaders are the ones who, instead of dictating from the top, possess the humility and foresight to empower the people at all levels who determine whether an organization succeeds or fails.


With our help, you can be one of these leaders.



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