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Welcome to my personal website

If you are interested in how organizations work (and how to make them work better), you'll find resources for research, teaching and practice here (see links on the left). 

 As a species, we call ourselves "sapiens" (the wise), but with less arrogance and more accuracy, our label should have been “the organizer”. I believe that goal-directed collaboration (which I use synonymously with organization) is humanity’s most important accomplishment. The more we can improve our understanding and practice of organizing, the better for us as a species!

In my work, I am involved in both the basic science and applied engineering of organization design, given its broad applications in business, government and the non-profit sector.


Happy browsing!

Phanish Puranam


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