IJIMT 2013 Vol.4(2): 204-208 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2013.V4.392

Defects in Modern Organizations: Field Findings and Discovery

Sergey Ivanov
Abstract— This paper brings forth my serendipitous discovery of the relationship between defects and compressed organizational structures. In this paper, I define what a compressed organizational DNA structure is, and discuss organizational studies I have carried out since 2000, with a particular focus on the studies in 2007-2009, 2010, and 2011-2012 in the U.S. Federal Government, a privately-owned manufacturing company, and a large multinational corporation. I identify defects-creating structures in the organizations, and suggest a general framework for detecting organizational systems prone to produce defective products and services.

Index Terms— Organizational structure, defects, early detection of defects, corporate DNA, organizational DNA, compressed organizations, general theory of managerial hierarchy, requisite organization theory.

S. Ivanov is with the School of Business and Public Administration, at the University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC, 20008, USA (e-mail: sivanov@udc.edu).

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Cite: Sergey Ivanov, " Defects in Modern Organizations: Field Findings and Discovery," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 204-208, 2013.

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