Designing Dynamic Organizations: A Hands-on Guide for Leaders at All Levels / Edition 1

Designing Dynamic Organizations: A Hands-on Guide for Leaders at All Levels / Edition 1

by Jay Galbraith, Diane Downey, Amy Kates
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814471196

ISBN-13: 9780814471197

Pub. Date: 12/17/2001

Publisher: AMACOM Books

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814471197
Publisher:
AMACOM Books
Publication date:
12/17/2001
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
335,246
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

Table of Contents

"Preface

Introduction

What Is an Organization?

Who This Book Is For

Organization of the Book

Acknowledgements

1. Getting Started

Organization Design

The Reconfigurable Organization

Deciding When to Redesign

The Design Process

The Case for a Participative Process

Summary

2. Determining the Design Framework

Translating the Strategy into Design Criteria

Clarifying Limits and Assumptions

Assessing the Current State

Summary

3. Designing the Structure

Structural Concepts

Organizational Roles

Testing the Design

Mapping the Structure

Design and Implementation Governance

Summary

4. Processes and Lateral Capability

Lateral Capability

Networks

Lateral Processes

Integrative Roles

Matrix Relationships

Building Lateral Capability

5. Defining and Rewarding Success

Metrics

Values and Behaviors

Compensation

Reward and Recognition Programs

Summary

6. People Practices

Introduction

Staffing the New Organization

Assessing for Learning Aptitude

Performance Feedback

From Training to Learning

Summary

7. Implementation

Planning

Managing Skepticism

Conclusion: Assimilating into the Organization"

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