Building a Networked Organization: Restructuring the IT Department at MWH (A)

Case Analysis

In this first in a series of cases on organizational network analysis (ONA), Vic Gulas, the new IT manager at the consulting engineering firm MWH, is charged with turning a geographically organized into a department organized by function. He knows that the success of the reorganization will depend on effective cooperation, but he can not get a feel of what to do and do not exist cooperative relations with a view to a formal organization chart. Instead, Gulas ONA, a method … Read more »

In this first in a series of cases on organizational network analysis (ONA), Vic Gulas, the new IT manager at the consulting engineering firm MWH, is charged with turning a geographically organized into a department organized by function. He knows that the success of the reorganization will depend on effective cooperation, but he can not get a feel of what to do and do not exist cooperative relations with a view to a formal organization chart. Instead, Gulas ONA, a method for mapping relationships between people in a group. In the ONA results Gulas sees a group of geography still fragmented and constrained by hierarchy and other gaps in connectivity. After studying very detailed assessment of the working relationships within the IT department must Gulas in the A case, what he can to decide aligned the department network with its business objectives steps.
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Rob Cross,
Amy L. Halliday,
Vic Gulas,
Andrew Parker
Teri Vigneux
Source: Darden School of Business
20 pages.
Release Date: 12 January 2009. Prod #: UV1096-PDF-ENG
Building a networked organization: the restructuring of the IT department at MWH (A) HBR case solution