Redesign Your Association for Greater Staff Accountability

Redesign Your Association for Greater Staff Accountability

Looking ahead May 2, 2016 By: Amy Riccardi

In the knowledge economy, the right organizational structure is crucial to success. Here's how your association can rethink its org chart to maximize collaboration, leverage individual strengths, and enhance staff accountability.

Some people argue that industrial-age organizational models, designed for a top down, military-style management approach, will not carry most associations into the future. Others say, "Well, we've always done it that way, why change?" and just maintain the status quo. Regardless of which side you are on, most association executives would agree that many organizations have silos, either formal or informal ones, and holding staff accountable can be a challenge. Silos do not encourage information sharing or collaboration, which are both critical in the knowledge economy and critical to building more efficient and effective member services. ...