The perfect state of a healthy organization is unfinished. Like a human being. ‘Born too early’ (Campbell’s hero).
Finished structures are more a management need than an organizational need.
Management insists on closure, on having the boxes aligned, on finishing an unfinished organizational architecture.
Dissolution of groups, amalgamation of others, complete hierarchical reporting line clarity, it is all done on behalf of efficiency, even if, very often, there is nothing efficient about closing too early, not letting things emerge, or not accepting a healthy level of messy ambiguity.
If all is closed and packaged, has a pristine look with no holes, structure answers all the questions, organizational architecture is done, clear and finished, I can confirm that a death certificate would be needed soon.
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