Organization Design: Form Follows Function

In 1896, the architect Louis Sullivan, the father of the modern steel skyscraper and mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, coined the maxim “form follows function” in an article titled The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered. Sullivan’s vanguard approach broke from the prevailing approach of his day, which could be characterized as “form follows precedent.” Note Sullivan’s ...
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Building Cultures Through Powerful Moments

A Review of Gallup’s Series on Institutional and Interpersonal Moments Building an engaging organizational culture and employee experience can often seem like an abstract goal. In their recent two-part series, Gallup’s Jake Herway details two types of employee experiences that make or break an organization’s ability to engage employees: institutional moments and interpersonal moments. “Institutional ...
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BRYAN BRENNER: WELCOME TO THE NEW HR

HR professionals are proactive, strategic partners in running a business—always cultivating balance between organizational goals and the needs of the people. HR myth may suggest, however, that these professionals alone carry the culture, order birthday cakes, plan bridal showers, and “enforce” the rules. Truthfully, the important work of Human Resources takes the commitment of the ...
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