Innovative forms of organizing based on increased levels of decentralization and self-management raise a number of key open questions that any leadership team will have to consider when exploring new models for their organization.

While many of these issues are variations of long-standing management challenges, under the premises of a new organizational model these issues look different and become even more relevant.

There are two types of issues: design issues and development issues. Design issues ask where you’re going, what is the target state. Development issues (or transformation issues) ask how do you get to this target state.

For a preliminary overview of key issues raised by new forms of organizing - and how to solve them - see the following two posts on our Management Kits Blog: 

On design issues: Building the agile organization - key design questions

On development issues: The journey towards an agile organization - key development questions