Organizational Structure: The Mind of a Leader 1 (Enhanced DVD)
The concept of developing an organizational structure is not a new one. Niccolo Machiavelli claimed in his book, The Prince, that it was this structure that prevented the Persians from revolting against the empire created by Alexander the Great, despite Alexander's death and their conquest by the empire. This film takes this age-old concept and looks at it through the modern lens. Interviews with business leaders provide their perspective on organizational structure in the business world. Some views are demonstrated through business world comparisons, such as a top-down structure to a flat structure.
Others, like Richard Valdemar, look to other forms of organizational structures, including the way in which gangs on the East and West coast operate or, like Jim Buckmaster, pointing toward the way hierarchy operates on sites like Craigslist. The interviews also take a look at the importance of communication and assuming control when necessary
This DVD has a run time of 28 minutes and is closed captioned for the hearing impaired.