Person – Job – Position – Team – Meeting – Entity – Workflow – Process – System – Objective – Key Result – Skill
WHAT IS ORGANIZATIONAL COGNIZANCE?
You are aware when you smell smoke, you are cognizant when you know the smoke you smell is from the cozy fire in the den and not an electrical fire in your wall. We want everyone to be organizationally cognizant, not just aware.
Who is doing what and why?
Imagine two sides of a coin, on one side your CEO can see and understand why we are hiring a new person – able to see and understand = cognizance.
Individual Contributor Asks
What am I doing, why, and how?
Imagine two sides of a coin, on one side a new individual contributor starting with your company can answer “What am I doing, why and how?”
Why Read DEATH OF THE ORG CHART, Rise of the ORganizational Graph?
The Classic Org Chart has reached its limit. 21st Century organizations are much more complex than the reporting structures and diagrams of old can capture.
Death of The Org Chart holds the keys to unlocking the human power inside your Organizational Structure by introducing a new way to look at an organization; empowering individual contributors to own, document, visualize and interact with what they are accountable and responsible for.
A CEO asks: Who is doing what and why?
An Individual Contributor asks: What am I doing, why and how?
Two sides of a coin: Imagine two sides of a coin, on one side your CEO can see and understand why we are hiring a new person and on the other side a new individual contributor starting with your company can answer “What am I doing, why and how?” – both able to see and understand how the answers complete the Organizational Cognizance Model™
Death of The Org Chart is a few things: A Textbook, a User Guide and a Facilitation Guide. 1. It is a textbook for The Organizational Cognizance Model and The 14 Point Checklist ™. 2. It is a user guide for the Graph Database software that allows everyone to document, visualize and interface with the model. 3. It shares step by step facilitations you can use to comb out the details you need for your model.
Brown brings a life-time of running his own companies, coupled with the last 15 years coaching CEOs and helping teams master how they Operate, do Culture, and clarity Structure. Yes, he is an old dude with a young mind.
As a textbook, Death dives deep into Organizational Clarity and Consistency by answering Peter Drucker’s question: Who is doing What? Death unpacks in clear language the complexity of modern day 21st century organizations that most people will never have even considered. This complexity manifests in a solution: The Organizational Cognizance Model that is rooted in the simple and obvious 14 Point Checklist. Death dives deep into the mechanics and psychology of why this is important for you and points the way to how you realize full Employee Effectiveness/ROI.
As a user guide, Death introduces readers to the rising power of Graphs (aka Graph Databases) and how we are upgrading the fading two-dimensional Org Chart with a multi-dimensional Org Graph. Death fully explains the 12 Nodes and 33 Edges that make up the Organizational Cognizance Model and how the data schema works in a Graph. Finally it describes a software that allows every individual contributor to document, visualize and interact with what the OMC Graph is all about.
As a facilitation guide, Death introduces two very detailed facilitations you use to create your full inventory of Positions/Roles that are needed or being filled in your company. Taking and creating this complete inventory is the big hump, the hard work. By using the two facilitations you create more than just an inventory, you will create employee buy-in because you include them in the process. When your people buy-in they do the heavy lifting and your Org Graph will come alive.
Stop the anxiety and $ hemorrhaging, get with the program, become an Org Graph organization and enjoy the rewards of Organizational Cognizance.