Leading Organization Design: How to Make Organization Design Decisions to Drive the Results You Want / Edition 1

Leading Organization Design: How to Make Organization Design Decisions to Drive the Results You Want / Edition 1

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by Gregory Kesler, Amy Kates
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470589590

ISBN-13: 9780470589595

Pub. Date: 12/21/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Today's organizations are as complex as the global strategies they are designed to support. The right organization design is a competitive advantage as companies expand their reach into emerging markets and attempt to channel scarce resources away from yesterday's priorities into innovation and new growth opportunities.

Leading Organization Design outlines a

Overview

Today's organizations are as complex as the global strategies they are designed to support. The right organization design is a competitive advantage as companies expand their reach into emerging markets and attempt to channel scarce resources away from yesterday's priorities into innovation and new growth opportunities.

Leading Organization Design outlines a scalable, five-step process to help senior business leaders, supported by skilled human resources or OD professionals, make smart design decisions. While being careful to ensure that a company's organization design is not more complex than necessary, expert authors Greg Kesler and Amy Kates show how the ability to design and manage an organization that can execute complex strategies brings competitive advantage over firms whose management can only do one thing well. With insights from extensive consulting work around the world and their research on many large multinationals, the authors reveal how to generate and evaluate the right design options, how to set up governance and management processes to align power effectively in the matrix, and how to engage the right people in implementing difficult organization changes.

Presenting new frameworks, concepts, and tools that examine in depth how companies like Nike, Coca-Cola, P&G, Cisco, and others have tackled today's design challenges, Leading Organization Design provides new ways of thinking about design as well as a coherent way to organize existing knowledge about the field. It is an essential guide for business leaders who want to make better organization design decisions and for internal and external professionals who support them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470589595
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/21/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
833,603
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jay Galbraith.

Introduction: Why Organization Design.

1. The Five Milestones.

Milestone One: Business Case and Discovery.

2. Clarify the Strategic Priorities.

3. Define the Case for Change.

4. Set the Design Criteria.

Milestone One Summary: Business Case and Discovery.

Milestone Two: Strategic Grouping.

5. Use the Six Design Drivers.

6. Choose the Best Grouping Option.

7. Embrace the Matrix.

Milestone Two Summary: Strategic Grouping.

Milestone Three: Integration.

8. Design for Operating Governance.

9. Allocate Power in the Matrix: A Case Study in Governance.

10. Redesign Functions to Be Integrators

Milestone Three Summary: Integration.

Milestone Four: Talent and Leadership.

11. Design the Leadership Organization.

12. Make the Right Talent Choices.

Milestone Four Summary: Talent and Leadership.

Milestone Five: Transition.

13. Set the Implementation Plan.

14. Navigate the Transition.

Milestone Five Summary: Transition.

Conclusion: Organization Design in Action.

15. Roles, Involvement, and the Project Timeline.

16. The Design Charette.

17. Conclusion: Learning to Lead Organization Design.

References.

About the Authors.

Index.

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Leading Organization Design: How to Make Organization Design Decisions to Drive the Results You Want 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Robalo More than 1 year ago
This was a good book. I used it as in my Master's program. One of the few books I actually finished reading.