Managers and management theorists spent most of this century building and perfecting the hierarchy, but if we believe the press, they now seem to be engaged in destroying. While many proclaim the advent of the “Information Age” organization and the fading of the hierarchical organization as a trend of the 1990s, the roots of these changes can be traced back to the 1950s. This reference framework and organizational design concepts for the design of the Information Age organizational … Read more »

Managers and management theorists spent most of this century building and perfecting the hierarchy, but if we believe the press, they now seem to be engaged in destroying. While many proclaim the advent of the “Information Age” organization and the fading of the hierarchical organization as a trend of the 1990s, the roots of these changes can be traced back to the 1950s. This reference framework and organizational design concepts for the design of the Information Age organization.
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Lynda M. Applegate
34 pages.
Publication Date: Aug 15, 1995. Prod #: 196003-PDF-ENG
Designing and Managing the Information Age Organization HBR case solution