Measuring and Visualizing Organizations by Relating Structure to Performance

Abstract. Within a Multi Agent System (MAS) environment, principled metrics are developed that encapsulate the structure and performance of organizations. From extensive simulation work, we can explore performance/cost/structure trade-offs; and, by incorporating data visualization techniques, we can observe the emergence of organization classes and begin to identify optimum organizational structures to meet specified constraints and tasks. We illustrate our approach through specific examples and suggest future directions.

Citation. Gabbai, J. M. E., Wright, W. A., and Allinson, N. M., “Measuring and Visualizing Organizations by Relating Structure to Performance,” in IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN 03), Unland, R., et al., Eds. Banff, Alberta, Canada: IEEE, 2003, pp. 154-161.

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