Updated: September 29, 2023
many large corporates are since the beginning of Covid-19 in great financial trouble. One of the manin problems they face is that their organisational costs are much too high. But what are ‘organisational costs’?
Organizational costs are the costs or expenses of creating an organization and running an organization measured in money, time and energy.
Many large corporates are used to be able to charge out all their costs including organizational costs in terms of money, time and energy to their customers.
Managing, coordinating and collaborating internally and externally cost money, time and energy.
There are actually two types of organizational costs looking at it from a revenue model perspective: necessary costs and unnecessary costs. Especially if you want to succesfully manage a crisis like the Covid-19 pandemic.
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A great example of that last category is the possession during Covid-19 of physical assets like expensive office space in the centre of very expensive towns or many layers of unnecessary senior management and middele managers. Many C-level executives and senior and middle managers ‘discovered’ that everybody could actually work and collaborate very well working from home and using tools like Zoom, Skype and Teams in a ‘virtual organization’.
Something many startups, scale-ups and other new companies using the virtual organisation as a basic organizational design, already discovered a long time ago. And that is why they have much lower organisational costs than large corporates and public institutions. And that explains why they are much faster than large traditional organisations.
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