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Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders by Jurgen Appelo

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Chapter 13. How to Grow Structure

In all large corporations, there is a pervasive fear that someone, somewhere is having fun with a computer on company time. Networks help alleviate that fear.

—John C. Dvorak, columnist, broadcaster (1952–)

I love structuring things. You can see it in my file folders, my blog, my financial records, and my paper archives. Everything has a place and a function. I even have a neat white box labeled “Jurgen’s junk,” to keep things separated from another box labeled “Raoul’s junk.” It’s the same with organizations I work for. I want to know what the structure is and what each part is for. Including the junk.

So that’s the purpose of this chapter. It gives you an overview of adaptive principles in organizational ...

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