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Project Management for Flat Organizations by Laura Burford

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CONCLUSION

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People working in flat organizations are accustomed to a culture of creativity, flexibility, adaptability, and collaboration. They are comfortable working in an environment with limited controls and informal processes with minimal bureaucracy. When a decision is made to introduce and start following a project management methodology either for a single project or for all of an organization’s projects, it is possible for staff to become frustrated. The reason is that project management is, by its nature, formal and controlling, with processes, tools, and techniques meant to provide structure to tasks aimed at achieving a defined goal—a ...

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