Over-engineered organisations are disempowering people

Over-engineered organisations have led to disempowered people chasing the wrong targets, Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School, told HR directors.

Speaking to more than 70 HR directors at an HR Development Day organised by the School’s Executive Education Department, Birkinshaw said: “Over-engineering our organisations is leading to disempowered people, chasing the wrong targets.

“We are prisoners of a traditional way of working that we inherited from the industrial era. We need to ask ourselves whether we can find better ways of working for the future.”

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