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Growing Pains, 5th Edition by Yvonne Randle, Eric G. Flamholtz

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Chapter 5Recognizing Growing Pains and Assessing the Need for Change

When an organization has not been fully successful in developing the internal systems it needs at a given stage of growth, it begins to experience growing pains. These growing pains are problems in and of themselves. However, they are also symptoms of a deeper, systemic problem: the need to transition to a different infrastructure to support the current and anticipated growth and size of the organization.

This chapter examines in detail the most common organizational growing pains, showing through examples how these growing pains emerge in real-life companies. It also presents a self-scoring method of measuring organizational growing pains and a way to interpret the extent ...

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