Designing organizations

an executive guide to strategy, structure, and process

Author: Jay R. Galbraith

Publisher: Pfeiffer


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 197

View: 2235

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

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

Author: Jay R. Galbraith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111846382X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 8866

This Third Edition of the groundbreaking book Designing Organizations offers a guide to the process of creating and managing an organization (no matter how complex) that will be positioned to respond effectively and rapidly to customer demands and have the ability to achieve unique competitive advantage. This latest edition includes fresh illustrative examples and references, while the foundation of the book remains the author’s popular and widely used Star Model. Includes a comprehensive explanation of the basics of organization design Outlines a strategic approach to design that is based on the Star Model, a holistic framework for combining strategy, structure, processes, rewards, and people Describes the different types of single-business, functional organizations and focuses on the functional structure and the cross-functional lateral processes that characterize most single-business organizations. Features a special section on the effects of big data on organization design, and whether or not it will result in a new dimension of organizational structure Highlighting the social technologies used to coordinate work flows, products, and services across the company, this new edition of Designing Organizations brings theory to life with a wealth of examples from such well-known companies as Disney, Nike, IBM, and Rovio (Angry Birds) to show how various kinds of organization designs operate differently.

Designing Organizations for High Performance

Author: David P. Hanna

Publisher: Ft Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

View: 6820

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

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: 1956

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

Publisher: Irwin Professional Publishing


Category: Decision-making

Page: 645

View: 6885

Provides a comprehensive look at organization design in hopes of guiding managerial decisions to build more effective organizations. Current and updated instruction on macro organization theory, organization and management theory along with the organizational design are merged into a useful text that is divided into major sections of structure and process. Material on strategy, life cycles, power, culture and information processing have been added in this edition and enhanced with new features bringing the real world organizational design in to support the theory.

Designing Dynamic Organizations

A Hands-on Guide for Leaders at All Levels

Author: Jay R. Galbraith,Diane Downey,Amy Kates

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 9780814471197

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 6098

A practical guide for executives and managers who need to make restructuring decisons. This book shows business leaders how to examine their choices, and examples and worksheets pilot readers through the essential steps of organisational design.

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: 4657

Designing Your Organization

Using the STAR Model to Solve 5 Critical Design Challenges

Author: Amy Kates,Jay R. Galbraith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118047514

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 1263

Designing Your Organization is a hands-on guide that provides managers with a set of practical tools to use when making organization design decisions. Based on Jay Galbraith’s widely used Star Model, the book covers the fundamentals of organization design and offers frameworks and tools to help leaders execute their strategy. The authors address the five specific design challenges that confront most of today’s organizations: · Designing around the customer · Organizing across borders · Making a matrix work · Solving the centralization—and decentralization dilemma · Organizing for innovation

Designing Organizations to Create Value: From Strategy to Structure

Author: James Brickley,Clifford Smith,Jerold L. Zimmerman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071393928

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 5714

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

Designing Effective Organizations

How to Create Structured Networks

Author: Michael Goold,Andrew Campbell

Publisher: Wiley


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

View: 6979

'Goold and Campbell, leading thinkers on corporate-level strategy, have turned their attention to corporate-level organization design. They bring a rigor to this topic that will help managers wrestling with multiple reporting dimensions, decentralization and cross-unit co-ordination.' Professor Gary Hamel, London Business School. Author of Competing for the Future and Leading the Revolution. 'Campbell and Goold are renowned for discovering entirely new and useful dimensions to seemingly familiar business issues. This book is another shining example. It allows executives to replace politics and personality as the rationales for an organizational design with clear, effective logic and experience.' Thomas H. Davenport, Director, Accenture Institute for Strategic Change. Author of Process Innovation and Working Knowledge. 'A "must read" for managers and consultants. Redesigning the organization is the most powerful and fastest means for aligning decisions and behavior with strategic objectives. Goold and Campbell provide the best and most comprehensive framework for developing and testing the validity of an organizational structure I have seen in recent years. Based on years of research and experience they offer clear principles and a process to guide managers in the many design decisions and trade-offs involved in developing a more effective organization.' Professor Michael Beer, Harvard Business School. Author of The Critical Path to Corporate Renewal. 'Books on organization design tend to fall into one of two categories: those that provide interesting concepts but not help on how to implement them and those that are full of check lists on implementation, based on sterile and over-simplified ideas. Michael Goold and Andrew Campbell have written perhaps the finest example of an exception I have ever seen - a very practical book, with detailed guidelines on implementation, yet based on a rich and sophisticated understanding of the real challenges of organization design. It will be of immense use to all careful readers.' Professor Sumantra Ghoshal, London Business School. Author of The Individualized Corporation and Managing Across Borders. 'As companies search for all sources of competitive advantage, many are discovering that the ability to organize and execute complex strategies is an important one. Campbell and Goold have again provided us with a good process through which leaders can give organizing its deserved focus.' Professor Jay Galbraith, author of Designing the Global Corporation. 'Campbell and Goold bring much needed clarity and precision to the language of organizational design and show how this can help managers avoid the misunderstandings and differing interpretations that frequently undermine new organization structures.' Paul Coombes, Director, Organization Practice Area, McKinsey & Company. 'Organization change is close to the top of many companies' agendas. Goold and Campbell's book equips you with ideas and frameworks to take on the journey. The real-world examples help make it both pragmatic and readable.' Steve Russell, Chief Executive, The Boots Company plc. 'An impressive work. The taxonomy of organizational units and organigram symbols will be especially useful to managers working on structures.' Philip Sadler, Patron, The Centre for Tomorrow's Company. Author of The Seamless Organization. 'Incredibly relevant in helping to pull together a complicated structure based around the dimensions of channels, products, customers and geography - immensely clear and valuable.' David Roberts, Chief Executive, Personal Financial Services, Barclays plc. 'A welcome breakthrough in designing more effective corporate organization structures. The nine design tests of Goold and Campbell are a valuable addition to an otherwise sparse toolkit.' Jim Haymaker, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Cargill Inc. ...

Leading Organization Design

How to Make Organization Design Decisions to Drive the Results You Want

Author: Gregory Kesler,Amy Kates

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470912855

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 4454

Praise for Leading Organization Design "Designing organizations for performance can be a daunting task. Kesler and Kates have done an admirable job distilling the inherent complexity of the design process into manageable parts that can yield tangible results. Leading Organization Design provides an essential hands-on roadmap for any business leader who wants to master this topic." —Robert Simons, Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School "Kesler and Kates have encapsulated their wealth of knowledge and practical experience into an updated model on organizational design that will become a new primer on the subject." —Neville Isdell, retired chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company "In today's world of global business, organizational design is a critical piece of long-term success. Kesler and Kates have captured multiple approaches to optimize global opportunities, while highlighting some of the keys to managing through organizational transition. A great read for today's global business leaders." —Charles Denson, president, Nike Brand "Leading Organization Design has some unique features that make it valuable. It is one of the few and certainly only recent books to take us through an explicit process to design modern organizations. This is accomplished with the five-milestone process. The process is not a simple cookbook. Indeed, the authors have achieved a balance between process and content. In so doing, Kesler and Kates show us what to do as well as how to do it."—Jay Galbraith, from the Foreword "Sheds light on the challenges of organization design in a complex enterprise and more importantly provides aninsightful and practical roadmap for business decisions."—Randy MacDonald, SVP, human resources, IBM

Designing Organizations

A Decision-making Perspective

Author: Richard Butler

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415053327

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 281

View: 597

Org Design for Design Orgs

Building and Managing In-House Design Teams

Author: Peter Merholz,Kristin Skinner

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491938358

Category: Computers

Page: 198

View: 1440

Design has become the key link between users and today’s complex and rapidly evolving digital experiences, and designers are starting to be included in strategic conversations about the products and services that enterprises ultimately deliver. This has led to companies building in-house digital/experience design teams at unprecedented rates, but many of them don’t understand how to get the most out of their investment. This practical guide provides guidelines for creating and leading design teams within your organization, and explores ways to use design as part of broader strategic planning. You’ll discover: Why design’s role has evolved in the digital age How to infuse design into every product and service experience The 12 qualities of effective design organizations How to structure your design team through a Centralized Partnership Design team roles and evolution The process of recruiting and hiring designers How to manage your design team and promote professional growth

Organizational Design

A Step-by-Step Approach

Author: Richard M. Burton,Børge Obel,Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316300617

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 1311

Written specifically for executives and MBA students, the third edition of this successful textbook provides a step-by-step guide to designing an organization, from diagnosis, to design and implementation. It provides comprehensive coverage of the key aspects of organizational design, including goals, strategy, process, people, coordination, control, and incentives. Following a new diamond model, fully tested in practice, the book guides readers through an integrated methodology for organizational assessment and planning. It includes a new chapter on project managing organizational change on a practical level, new case studies, extended discussions of new organizational forms, architecture design and knowledge systems, and new practical steps for implementation and change. Visit for free access to a selection of organizational diagnosis, design and implementation models in Excel, as well as additional case studies, figures and tables from the book.

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: 8304

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.

Designing the Networked Organization

Author: Ken Everett

Publisher: Business Expert Press

ISBN: 1606491962

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 2206

This book explores how naturally connected organizations ( NCOs) can survive and thrive in an increasingly unpredictable world using the principles of natural connectivity, organic growth and collaboration. It shows how naturally connected organizations are resilient through cycles of boom and bust. The book argues that the success of these organizations is in their design, and that they are the organizations of the 2lst century. They demonstrate that a natural way of running a global business can work. This book builds on earlier work on networks and contributes to the Organizational Design field of management study. Naturally connected organizations are associations of companies and/or individuals, which function via collaboration, communication and connectivity for a shared purpose. NCOs use organic organizing principles rather than control mechanisms'. Traditional organizations embrace mechanical metaphors, the results of which are engineered or re-engineered organizations based on command and control. NCOs are based on natural, organic metaphors.

Organization Design

Simplifying complex systems

Author: Nicolay Worren

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351383639

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

View: 651

A well-designed organization is an effective organization. Decisions about organization design determine the shape and form of the organization – not only the reporting structure and authority relations, but also the number and size of sub-units and the interfaces between the sub-units. Indirectly, such decisions affect individual productivity as well as the organization’s ability to attain strategic goals. Organization Design equips the reader with advanced tools and frameworks, based on both research and practical experience, for understanding and re-designing organizations. Particular emphasis is placed on how one can improve effectiveness by simplifying complex roles, processes, and structures. Readers will find thorough conceptual explanations combined with examples from different industries. This updated second edition includes a new chapter about traditional organizational forms, and is complemented by a companion website. This textbook will be essential reading for students, scholars, and practitioners.

Organization design

Author: Jay R. Galbraith

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

View: 4431

Agile IT Organization Design

For Digital Transformation and Continuous Delivery

Author: Sriram Narayan

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0133904245

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 3067

Design IT Organizations for Agility at Scale Aspiring digital businesses need overall IT agility, not just development team agility. In Agile IT Organization Design , IT management consultant and ThoughtWorks veteran Sriram Narayan shows how to infuse agility throughout your organization. Drawing on more than fifteen years’ experience working with enterprise clients in IT-intensive industries, he introduces an agile approach to “Business–IT Effectiveness” that is as practical as it is valuable. The author shows how structural, political, operational, and cultural facets of organization design influence overall IT agility—and how you can promote better collaboration across diverse functions, from sales and marketing to product development, and engineering to IT operations. Through real examples, he helps you evaluate and improve organization designs that enhance autonomy, mastery, and purpose: the key ingredients for a highly motivated workforce. You’ll find “close range” coverage of team design, accountability, alignment, project finance, tooling, metrics, organizational norms, communication, and culture. For each, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of where your organization stands, and clear direction for making improvements. Ready to optimize the performance of your IT organization or digital business? Here are practical solutions for the long term, and for right now. Govern for value over predictability Organize for responsiveness, not lowest cost Clarify accountability for outcomes and for decisions along the way Strengthen the alignment of autonomous teams Move beyond project teams to capability teams Break down tool-induced silos Choose financial practices that are free of harmful side effects Create and retain great teams despite today’s “talent crunch” Reform metrics to promote (not prevent) agility Evolve culture through improvements to structure, practices, and leadership—and careful, deliberate interventions