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Manipulating Your Organization

This is a sparring program, similar to the programmed reality of the Matrix. It has the same basic rules, rules like gravity. What you must learn is that these rules are no different than the rules of a computer system. Some of them can be bent. Others can be broken. Understand? Then hit me if you can.—Morpheus

Much like the sparring program, companies are made of rules: some of them can be bent, and others can be broken. If...


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Subject Overview
At times, it may seem that innovation is at odds with your organization's formal structures and processes, but if managed well, they can actually complement each other. In this subject, you'll learn how to get things done without rocking the boat and how to overcome resistance to change.

Lesson Introduction
By understanding how your organization works—its strategy, processes, rules, and other cultural elements—you can anticipate the ways it which it supports innovation and the hurdles you may need to clear in support of your team's efforts.