Organizational Design: A Step-by-Step Approach

Organizational Design: A Step-by-Step Approach

Organizational Design: A Step-by-Step Approach

In today’s volatile business environment, it is more important than ever that managers, whether of a global multinational or a small team, should understand the fundamentals of organizational design. Written specifically for executives and executive MBA students, the new edition of this successful book provides a step-by-step “how to” guide for designing an organization. It features comprehensive coverage of the key aspects of organizational design, including goals, strategy, process, people, coordination, control and incentives. These aspects are explained through the use of a unique series of 2 x 2 graphs that provide an integrated, spatial way to assess and plan organizational design. The new edition features a number of important improvements, including a new framework for understanding leadership and organizational climate, the introduction of the concept of manoeuvrability and a completely new chapter examining joint ventures, mergers, partnerships and strategic alliances.

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  1. Tek860 "ERMarshall2" said,

    Wrote on August 6, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

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    Solid Foundation for Organizational Design, February 22, 2011
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    I purchased this book for my MBA level Management Class. It provides a solid foundation for Organizational Design approaches, with very helpful diagnostic practices at the end which help to solidify the topic of the chapter. The diagnositics really make the lesson clear and help you apply the material to your own experiences in the work place. Not the most exciting book in the world, but also not a typical textbook of dry prose. At times the writing does seem redudant, often repeating the main point of a statement several times but with different wording. I can only imagine this is to facilitate memory storage because it starts to become tedious to the reader. Overall a good book if you have to read it for a class.

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  2. Najeeb Abdullah Al Sharafi said,

    Wrote on August 6, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

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    Org design theory, January 18, 2011
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    Najeeb Abdullah Al Sharafi (Yemen) –
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    This a good book that covers the basic theory of org design. One missing part though is that this book makes organization design sound so mechanical. It leaves out that it is an art as well as it is based on strategy. But for those wishing to understand org design this is a great book.

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  3. Mark Shapiro "mshapiro123" said,

    Wrote on August 6, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

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    A practical guide for understanding organization design., December 30, 2006

    This small book was a pleasant suprise. Burton and colleagues provide a simple, easy-to-understand and powerful framework for understanding the relationship between organization design and strategy. This book is designed for executives but based on extensive academic research. I found it helpful and actionable.

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