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GB704.62 – Session 7 – Oct 21, 2010 Emerging Technologies  and Business Process Redesign
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Silo Business Structure A common view of a firm is as a  hierarchy organized around a set of  functions Each group has a core competency it  concentrates on Functional groups in a firm tend to  complete their part of a process and  “throw it over the wall” to the next  group in the value chain This “inward-looking” focus can lower  the effectiveness of each functional  group.   Reminds me of a submarine!
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Limits to functionally organized enterprises Functionally organized firms tend to  perform sub-optimally for three  reasons: 1. Individual departments duplicate information maintained elsewhere. 2. Communications gaps often exist between functional groups. 3. Functional structure tends to become ingrained , inhibiting reorganization .
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Process Perspective Two popular approaches for transforming 
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