Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Frequently Asked Questions

Is an Organization’s Product Really Determined By its Organizational Structure?

Yes. No matter what organization or product you might be building, they will functionally reflect one another. This is known as Conway’s Law, which states that “any organization that designs a system will produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization’s communication structure.”

Simply put, an organization’s communication structure is deeply connected with the final product or services it produces. For example, a product constructed by six different teams will have six different parts.

When teams have a poor communication structure, this will be reflected. The delayal of critical information, poor leadership, and confusion will result in a disconnected and messy product.

Yet when teams are structured in a transparent manner, they are able to effectively collaborate and continuously improve. Well-rounded teams combine the strength of everyone and build a powerful organizational structure which, in turn, leads to a better product.