Boeing has a big challenge ahead of it and a lot of egg to clean from its face regarding promises versus delivery.
Over the next 18 months Boeing expects to increase output across its commercial product lines by 25 percent while it manages no fewer than five development programs. Still smarting from the three years of delays to the 787 program, Boeing appears unwilling to risk any further loss of credibility, at least due to its own organizational shortcomings."
it is not easy getting the balance right when you try to maximize resources, minimize duplication, and keep hierarchy to a minimum. there is an ideal state - unfortunately it requires and ideal organization and ideal conditions. When was the last time you had that? Aviation is an industry that is constantly battling issues of control and security against empowerment and speed. The secret is to avoid the battle and to incorporate the objectives into the design and into the design of the implementation
Billy Bennett is CEO of Pyramid ODI. Pyramid helps organizations build "great work and workplaces"