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Adaptive Capacity by Juan Carlos Eichholz

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CHAPTER 6

STRUCTURE: THE ORGANIZATION’S SKELETON

If people in your organization are not reaching their potential because they feel constrained by the excess of rigidity and control, you have a problem. And that problem is likely connected to structure.

The skeleton in a human body is not just a collection of bones but an integrated whole connected through several articulations and a nervous system that transmits neural signals between the brain and the rest of the body, which provides the necessary coordination among all parts. Interestingly, the nervous system includes neural circuits that can independently control reflexes and central pattern generators without having to go back to the brain, which allows for faster responses. This, too, has ...

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