Help request: I want to understand org charts
Now that my mini-book on the Reciprocal Development Principles is published (Download it today!), I’m starting to work on my next project, whose goal is to understand how biotech data teams embedded in drug-development startups organize themselves.
As part of this project, I want to interview members from a number of these teams to ask what their org chart looks like, how the different teams coordinate with wet lab, and the pain points that drive these decisions. You can read more about what I have in mind here.
To make this project successful, I need your help: If you’re interested in discussing these topics, or you have a suggestion for a person or company I should try to include, please either reply to this email or reach out through some other means such as Bits in Bio Slack.
Once I’ve gathered enough information, I’ll share the insights that I find on this newsletter, and maybe in a blog post or two. I look forward to hearing from you!
I should warn you it's not an organization book per se. He talks about various things like organizing at the personal level, work level etc. That brief section in the middle of the book covered organizational structure and thinking about it from a mathematical/statistical angle intrigued me.
I also think it might be quite interesting to look at messaging apps like slack/temas to identify some of that org structure that may not be written down in a HR web page or document
Funny I've been reading this book called Organized Mind by Daniel Levitin and there's a chapter on organizational structure and how more complex organizations are harder to maintain, manage etc. You can measure this via things like information theory and Kolmogorov Complexity