Operating across organizational seams.

February 13, 2012 at 11:29 pm Leave a comment

“Bingo” posts are based on  writer’s block bingo, where you “find a book closest to you, open the book, find an arbitrary sentence, and start writing about this sentence.” In today’s case, the post is based on an article that was recommended to me at work.

Article
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Sentence
Leaders are able to [align and authorize others] because they are seam operators–literally, they operate across the seams of the company.

Daily Design Idea
Organizations come in all shapes and sizes, with all sorts of tolerance levels for fluidity and interruption. Yet, in some way, they all have some sort of organizational structure; hence the existence of seams (and the need for leadership to operate across them and generally be “increasingly interdependent“). February 13’s daily design idea is understand your organization’s structure, as enigmatic as it might be, and you’ll understand how to lead your organization.

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