It’s fashionable to denigrate hierarchies. Critics suggest they are too controlled, siloed, and rigid. But they help create stability. And if your overarching strategy is production, you need stability, results and authority. A hierarchical organization, led by a chief enforcer with a command and control attitude is just what the doctor ordered.
The framework for What It Takes To Accelerate Through A Strategic Inflection Point is laid out in that earlier article. The main point is that you must align your culture, organization, operations and CEO’s real job around one of four strategies. This particular article explores the organization required to support a production strategy.