organizational units
November 27, 2019
G Suite

Structure and Culture in G Suite

There’s no more fundamental question for a leader to answer than “who has permission to (name a task)?” The answer to that question reveals a great deal about how a leader enables people to succeed and delegates authority.

Your organization’s G Suite configuration will work best when your settings reflect and reinforce your organization’s culture. Culture? In a bunch of settings? Absolutely!

Organizational units reinforce which people may access apps and services: the settings say “these people may”, while “these people may not”. Administrative settings control who may modify settings. Again, the settings say “these people may”, while others “may not”. In most instances, there are very good reasons for the settings.

However, be very alert to settings that restrict people’s ability to succeed.

When a person has a self-perceived need for an app or access, but lacks permission, workarounds ensue. In such a circumstance, people seek out “unapproved” tools to get work done. We suggest you periodically review your organization’s G Suite configuration to make sure your settings enable people to succeed.

If you’re looking to learn even more about organizational units and permissions in G Suite, check out our eBook. With this eBook, you can work smarter, not harder. The guide offers tips on how to delegate permissions to users, control access, improve efficiency, and simplify time-consuming tasks. Download it today and boost your productivity!

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