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Smart design: New approach in corporate reorganization

  • Eddy Tamboto
    Eddy Tamboto

    Senior partner & managing director for the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), in the Jakarta office

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Jakarta   /   Mon, February 27, 2017   /  02:01 pm
Smart design: New approach in corporate reorganization Illustration of a workplace. (Shutterstock/File)

Reorganization is a powerful tool for changing the trajectory of a business and enhancing its performance. But keep in mind that the business world of the early 21st century is radically different from that of the early 20th century, in two key respects. First, organizations now have to operate in a vastly more complex environment — one of globalization, hyper-competition, revolutionary technologies and elaborate regulation. Second, in most companies the nature of work has changed: from algorithmic work — that is, clerical or manual labor — to knowledge or heuristic work. In a survey conducted by The Boston Consulting Group, almost 80 percent of respondent companies reported undergoing reorganization exercise, about half of which is a large-scale, enterprisewide reorganization initiative. However, reorganization efforts all too often disappoint. Survey responde...

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