Designing organizations

an executive guide to strategy, structure, and process

Author: Jay R. Galbraith

Publisher: Pfeiffer


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 197

View: 9706

A thoroughly revised second edition of the leader's concise guide to the process of creating and managing an organisation, no matter how complex, that will achieve unique competitive advantages and be poised to respond effectively and rapidly to customer demands. In this book executives, managers, and consultants will find the concrete tools they need to select and implement an efficient design that creates superior and more competitive performance. In addition to analysing the four key forces shaping today's organisations -- buyer power, variety, change, and speed -- this new edition addresses the concerns of new economy by expanding on the section on the Flexible Organization and includes a new section on organising around the customer. The book: * Describes what leaders can do to effect the change process * Addresses the concerns of new economy companies * Contains rich examples from successful companies

Designing Organizations

21st Century Approaches

Author: Richard M. Burton,Bo Eriksen,Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson,Thorbjørn Knudsen,Charles C. Snow

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387777768

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

View: 4660

This is a benchmark publication in the field of organization design (OD). Featured in the book are the more practical elements of implementing OD in organizations. The recent development in organization design has been sporadic; hence, this book will be an important step in creating more thoughtful research and stronger empirical analyses that take advantage of advances in estimation methods allowing for more complex causal modeling and stimulation technologies.

Designing Organizations

Author: Daniel Robey,Carol A. Sales

Publisher: Richard d Irwin


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 536

View: 884

Designing Organizations

A Decision-making Perspective

Author: Richard Butler

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415053327

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 281

View: 8830

Self-designing organizations

learning how to create high performance

Author: Susan Albers Mohrman,Thomas G. Cummings

Publisher: Addison-Wesley


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 189

View: 8417

The Path of Least Resistance for Managers

Designing Organizations to Succeed

Author: Robert Fritz

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781576750650

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

View: 9868

The author of the international bestseller, "The Path of Least Resistance", offers a groundbreaking guide which teaches managers to recognize organizational weakness and rebuild successful corporate structures.

Great Work (Part 2): Designing Organizations for Great Work

Author: Darcy Hitchcock

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329051548

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 1847

This is the second of a three part series called GREAT WORK: 12 Principles for Your Work Life and Life's Work. (The whole set is available on Lulu as a paperback.) Question all your assumptions about organizations. In this e-book, Darcy Hitchcock challenges common myths about business (eg, profits and shareholders are paramount, bosses tell people what to do). Instead she lays out a tested framework for more ethical, humane, and productive workplaces. This ebook includes principles 3-8 (out of the 12). Did you know that businesses don't have to hold their shareholder's needs above all others? That some workplaces have no traditional bosses? That some organizations are structured to return much of the profit to the workers? Let this open your eyes to the opportunities for a more equitable, inspiring and innovative workplace that is designed for GREAT WORK. Audience: Entrepreneurs, senior management, MBA students, social enterprises.

Designing Organizations for High Performance

Author: David P. Hanna

Publisher: Ft Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

View: 622

A practical guide to developing higher levels of performance in large organizations through changes in strategy, organization design, and culture. This guide presents detailed descriptions of ways in which individuals intervened in their organizations, how they arrived at their plans, and how it resulted in improved effectiveness and better business results for the organization.

Designing Organizations, Strategy, Structure, and Process at the Business Unit and Enterprise Levels

Business, Business

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497004225

Category: Education

Page: 68

View: 8185

Facts101 is your complete guide to Designing Organizations, Strategy, Structure, and Process at the Business Unit and Enterprise Levels. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Designing Organizations to Create Value: From Strategy to Structure

Author: James Brickley,Jerold Zimmerman,Clifford W Smith,Jerold L. Zimmerman,Janice Willett

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071393928

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 780

Provides management information on coordinating a company's decision-making authority, performance evaluation, and compensation allowing a company to run more efficiently.

Designing the Customer-Centric Organization

A Guide to Strategy, Structure, and Process

Author: Jay R. Galbraith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118046862

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 2354

Designing the Customer-Centric Organization offers todayâ??s business leaders a comprehensive customer-centric organizational model that clearly shows how to put in place an infrastructure that is organized around the demands of the customer. Written by Jay Galbraith (the foremost expert in the field of organizational design), this important book includes a tool that will help determine how customer-centric an organization is- light-level, medium-level, complete-level, or high-level- and it shows how to ascertain the appropriate level for a particular institution. Once the groundwork has been established, the author offers guidance for the process of implementing a customer-centric system throughout an organization. Designing the Customer-Centric Organization includes vital information about structure, management processes, reward and management systems, and people practices.

Designing Organizational Systems

An Interdisciplinary Discourse

Author: Richard Baskerville,Marco De Marco,Paolo Spagnoletti

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642333710

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 342

View: 1782

​This book is dedicated to the memory of Professor Alessandro (Sandro) D'Atri, who passed away in April 2011. Professor D'Atri started his career as a brilliant scholar interested in theoretical computer science, databases and, more generally information processing systems. He journeyed far in various applications, such as human-computer interaction, human factors, ultimately arriving at business information systems and business organisation after more than 20 years of researc hbased on "problem solving". Professor D'Atri pursued the development of an interdisciplinary culture in which social sciences, systems design and human sciences are mutually integrated. Rather than retrospection, this book is aimed to advance in these directions and to stimulate a debate about the potential of design research in the field of information systems and organisation studies with an interdisciplinary approach. Each chapter has been selected by the Editorial Board following a double blind peer review process. The general criteria of privileging the variety of topics and the design science orientation and/or empirical works in which a design research approach is adopted to solve various field problems in the management area. In addition several chapters contribute to the meta-discourse on design science research.

Designing Organizations

The Foundation for Excellence

Author: Philip Sadler

Publisher: Kogan Page Limited

ISBN: 9780749425807

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 170

View: 4714

Philip Sadler helps to bridge the gap between analysis and action for the benefit of the practicing manager. He examines organizations as social architecture, managing organizational change, designing organizations for employee commitment, and offers advi

Designing Dynamic Organizations

A Hands-on Guide for Leaders at All Levels

Author: Jay Galbraith,Diane Downey,Amy Kates

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814426476

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 5709

Which business structures are best suited to the unpredictable 21st century? How can a company, division, or department reconfigure itself with minimum disruption and maximum impact? Every executive grapples with problems of restructuring--and most need hands-on guidance to solve them. This eye-opening book shows business leaders at all levels how to examine their choices by leading them systematically through these fundamental questions: * Should we restructure to meet our strategic goals? * What are the best structural options to achieve our success? * What lateral processes are necessary to support the new structure? * How do we staff the restructured organization to optimize results? Based on Galbraith's world-renowned approach, this guide includes examples and worksheets that pilot readers through the essential steps of organizational design.

Designing Stress Resistant Organizations

Computational Theorizing and Crisis Applications

Author: Zhiang (John) Lin,Kathleen M. Carley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475737033

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 211

View: 4768

Designing Stress Resistant Organizations demonstrates, in a persuasive way, how computational organization theory can be applied to advance the field of management with its successful integration of theory and practice. At the theoretical level, the book contains a comprehensive computational framework called DYCORP, which simulates dynamic and interactive organizational behaviors by incorporating multiple factors such as organizational design, task environment, and stress, and which generates consistent and insightful propositions on organizational performance. The book utilizes an organization science based approach to computational modeling. This approach recognizes the limit of human cognition as it was outlined by Herbert A. Simon in 1947. The model strives to focus on the essence of the reality that is most relevant to the research issue. This approach has been proven to be more beneficial for us to understand the underlying dynamics of the phenomenon.

Designing Information and Organizations with a Positive Lens

Author: Michel Avital,Richard Boland,David L. Cooperrider

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0762312874

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 363

View: 8339

Appreciative Inquiry has touched and affected the life of thousands who apply its principles in a wide range of settings including industry, government, spiritual and not-for-profit organizations. The "Advances in Appreciative Inquiry" series advocates an organizational science that focuses on advancing a scholarship of positive human organizations, positive relationships and positive modalities of change, which promise to be of world benefit for individuals, organizations and communities. The book series is dedicated to building such a discipline through the advancement of Appreciative Inquiry as an approach to organizational inquiry and human development, and through the interdisciplinary articulation of non-deficit theories of positive change processes in human systems. Guided by the ethos of Appreciative Inquiry, the book series supports a relentless inquiry into the true, the good, the better and the possible. It is dedicated to advancing a 'scholarship of the positive' and 'positive scholarship'. The book series aims to facilitate an emergent dialogue within the social sciences and to support innovative and challenging work. This book series is available electronically online.

Levers Of Organization Design

How Managers Use Accountability Systems For Greater Performance And Commitment

Author: Robert Simons

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781422163375

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 4817

The design of an organization--the accountability system that defines roles, rights, and responsibilities throughout the firm--has a direct impact on the performance of every employee. Yet, few leaders devote focused attention to how this design is chosen, implemented, and adjusted over time. Robert Simons argues that by viewing design as a powerful and proactive management lever--rather than an inevitable outcome of corporate evolution--leaders can maximize productivity across every level of the organization. Levers of Organization Design presents a new design theory based on four key yet often underrated categories: customer definition, critical performance variables, creative tension, and commitment to mission. Building from these core areas, Simons lays out a step-by-step process leaders can follow to create structures and accountability systems that positively influence how people do their work, where they focus their attention, and how their activities can be aligned to contribute to overall strategic goals. He also introduces four levers of organizational design--unit configuration, diagnostic control systems, interactive networks, and responsibility to others--that leaders can manipulate to improve overall organizational efficiency and effectiveness vastly. For anyone accountable for measuring and managing performance, this book shows how good design can become an organization's roadmap to success. Robert Simons is the Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration in the accounting & control area at Harvard Business School.

Reinventing Organizations

Ein Leitfaden zur Gestaltung sinnstiftender Formen der Zusammenarbeit

Author: Frederic Laloux

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800649144

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 4538

Bahnbrechend. Inspirierend. Eines der faszinierendsten Bücher zur Organisationsentwicklung des letzten Jahrzehnts. Dies ist ein sehr wichtiges Buch, bedeutsam in vielerlei Hinsicht: Sowohl angesichts der bahnbrechenden Forschungsergebnisse, Einsichten, Ratschläge und Empfehlungen, die es enthält, als auch aufgrund der genauso wichtigen Fragen und Herausforderungen, auf die es hinweist.“ Ken Wilber aus dem Nachwort „Die programmatische Aufforderung ‚Reinventing Organizations‘ mündet in einem Organisationsmodell, das Strukturen wie Praktiken nach neuartigen, evolutionär-integralen Prinzipien ausrichtet. Im Ergebnis steht die Erkenntnis, dass das Leben und Arbeiten in Organisationen, ebenso wie deren Leistungsbeiträge für die Gesellschaft, radikal zum Positiven verändert werden können. Aber hierzu muss nicht zuletzt die Führung eine fortgeschrittene Entwicklungsebene erreichen.“ Prof. Dr. Jürgen Weibler, Autor des Standardwerkes „Personalführung“ „Das Buch gibt Hoffnung und ganz konkrete Hilfe zur Lösung der Probleme, die wir an der Schwelle von der Postmoderne zu einem neuen Zeitalter erleben, in denen die traditionellen oder modernen Organisationsformen den Anforderungen und Bedürfnissen der Menschen nicht mehr gerecht werden.“ Eine Leserin auf Frederic Laloux hat mit Reinventing Organizations das Grundlagenbuch für die integrale Organisationsentwicklung verfasst. Die Breite sowie Tiefe seiner Analyse und Beschreibung – ganzheitlich, selbstorganisierend und sinnerfüllend operierender Unternehmen – ist einzigartig. Das erste Kapitel des Buches gibt einen Überblick über die historische Entwicklung von Organisationsparadigmen, bevor im zweiten Kapitel Strukturen, die Praxis und die Kultur von Organisationen, die ein erfüllendes und selbstbestimmtes Handeln der Menschen ermöglichen, anhand von ausgewählten Beispielen vorgestellt werden. Auf die Bedingungen, Hindernisse sowie Herausforderungen bei der Entwicklung dieser evolutionären Organisationen wird in Kapitel 3 eingegangen. Hier entwirft Frederic Laloux einen Leitfaden für den Weg hin zu einer ganzheitlich orientierten und sinnstiftenden Organisation. Frederic Laloux ist auch aufgrund dieses Buches ein mittlerweile gefragter Berater und Coach für Führungskräfte, die nach fundamental neuen Wegen der Organisation eines Unternehmens suchen. Er war Associate Partner bei McKinsey & Company und hält einen MBA vom INSEAD.