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Introduction to Business Architecture by Chris Reynolds

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Chapter 17. Shifting Business Structure Models

The business structure model is the business driver for organization structure and behavior. The sooner a business determines what their business driver is and aligns with it, the better off the business will be. A business that is aligned with its driver reduces wasted effort; it does things with purpose and avoids inessential activities. The aligned business has a framework with which to test possibilities and make informed decisions. Alignment with a business driver demonstrates a managerial maturity that the business can leverage for a number of purposes, including recruiting new executives, seeking financing, acquiring another business or becoming an acquisition target, and becoming a recognized ...

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