RO or Requisite Organizational Design is a systematic approach that can greatly impact Accountability and how work can get done.

I attended a conference on it two years ago and have been trying to overlap PM Systems with RO Systems.  It is more commonly utilized in Operational Environments and larger organizations, but the principles are so simple, logical and transparent - that you will be hooked the more you learn about it.  The more you learn, the more you will have to unlearn and it can change how you look at work systems.

Basically I think it is a hidden secret that needs to be shouted out more.

Take a look at this informal video to see comments about how important org design is yet we seem to gloss over it and just accept poor or unclear organizational structure.

The video above has a few comments about org design and how it impacts projects, and then a mention to this Group called:   Global Organizational Design Society.

You have to check out their website, the passion they have is amazing and over the next while I will be doing more posts based on their teachings.

Quick excerpt is listed below about RO since it also may be known to you under a different name, check out the Blog of the President: Ken Shepard, someone passionate about sharing..

 Wilfred Brown and Elliott Jaques spoke and wrote about their original concept breakthroughs as “The Glacier Project”.  
Then Jaques writing alone called his approach Stratified Systems Theory.
Jaques’s colleagues at BIOSS (Brunel Institute of Organizational and Social Studies) adapted these concepts and called their approaches The Work Levels Approach and The Matrix of Working RelationshipsAt a later stage in his theoretical work, Jaques renamed his now more complete management system Requisite Organization.
Subsequently, various colleagues Jaques mentored created their own copyrighted names for their own derivative approaches,Accountability LeadershipAccountability Based Organization DesignAccountability Based ManagementOrganization Design, etc. Some practitioners credit Jaques and some do not.
Third-generation practitioners with some adaptation call their work DMADecision Making AccountabilityThe Integrated Model, amongst others.