Sustainable Benefits of ‘Fit For Purpose’ Organizational Structures

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Jan 10, 2012 8:17 AM ET

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Compa…

Despite what many executives may believe or even spend millions of professional consulting dollars hoping to replicate, there is no perfect organizational structure and no singular model by which activities or functions should be centralized or decentralized.  This is the basic concept behind the Corporate Executive Board post, Fit for Purpose – Optimizing the Structure of Finance and Procurement to Serve the Business.   “The benefits of becoming a well-connected organization are tangible and compelling: Council benchmarking reveals that companies who have invested more in structural “connective tissue” (elements such as incentives, information flow, informal connection points, and decision rules, forums, and collaborative mechanisms), outperform their counterparts with 33% higher savings per FTE, 20% lower cost to procure, and 9% better spend compliance.”  Click here to continue reading Sustainable Benefits of ‘Fit For Purpose’ Organizational Structures.   Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".