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The Fourth Wave by Susan E. Mehrtens, Herman Maynard

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FIVEEvolving Forms ofCorporate Structure

CORPORATE STRUCTURE

The Second WaveHierarchy, matrix, business unit

The Third WaveTeam-value

The Fourth WaveCommunity

 

FROM A SECOND WAVE business perspective, no significant change can be understood unless one looks at the structure of how business is conducted. Organizational structure supplies the building blocks of business activity; it fixes the mind-set from which change is evaluated. In the Third and Fourth Waves, by contrast, organizational structure will be a consequence of business activity. To show how this transformation will come about, we first look at contemporary Second Wave models of organizational structure.

The Second Wave: Hierarchical Models

Second Wave companies, especially the large ...

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