Guidelines for Effective Lateral Processes

Lateral processes are an important element of organizational design and the impact of lateral relations strategies increases significantly as the business activities of the organization growth and additional business units are created.  As such, senior managers and other involved in the organizational design process need to be mindful of the conditions that must be satisfied in order for formal organizational groups to openly share information, debate alternatives and arrive at decisions that are appropriate for the organization and perceived as fair and legitimate by members of each of the groups that are relevant to the particular activity, issue or problem.  In this post I provide a summary of some basic rules to follow in order to establish effective lateral processes in your organization. 

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