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Organizational Design

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  • 12 tables
  • Page extent: 250 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 0.596 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 302.35
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: n/a
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Organization
    • Corporate culture
    • Psychology, Industrial

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521851763 | ISBN-10: 0521851769)

In today's volatile business environment, organizational design is a serious challenge for any manager, whether of a multinational enterprise or a small team. This book sets out a step-by-step approach to designing an organization. All the key aspects of organizational design are covered, including goals, strategy, structure, process, people, coordination and control, and incentives. The text engages with critical issues affecting organisations, such as globalization, worldwide competition, deregulation and ever-new technologies, and contains many helpful features such as end-of-chapter reviews and unique step-by-step diagrams to orientate the reader in the design process. Diagnostic questions help the reader to determine the changes needed in an organization. The action oriented approach of this text helps the reader to assess and re-design the complex organizations of today, and plan for the information-rich organizations of tomorrow.

• Allows reader to see organizational design as an integral part of an overall business strategy where high performance is a must • Focuses on actions - not just theory or abstract ideas • Step-by-step approach allows readers to understand and assess effectiveness of design throughout the process - not just at the end • Online access to OrgCon, companion software by the authors. A highly effective decision support tool which helps readers explore strategic and performance issues around organizational design


1. Define the scope of an organization and assess its goals; 2. Strategy; 3. Environment; 4. The configuration and complexity of the firm; 5. Distributed organizations; 6. Task design; 7. People; 8. Leadership and organizational climate; 9. Coordination, control and information systems; 10. Incentives; 11. Design dynamics: managing change and multi-organizations; References.


'… covers all the key aspects of organisational design … many helpful features … This helps readers explore strategic and performance problems of organisational design.' Businessexecutive

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