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

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Today's organizations are as complex as the global strategiesthey are designed to support. The right organization design is acompetitive advantage as companies expand their reach into emergingmarkets and attempt to channel scarce resources away fromyesterday's priorities into innovation and new growthopportunities.

Leading Organization Design outlines a scalable, five-stepprocess to help senior business leaders, supported by skilled humanresources or OD professionals, make smart design decisions. Whilebeing careful to ensure that a company's organization design is notmore complex than necessary, expert authors Greg Kesler and AmyKates show how the ability to design and manage an organizationthat can execute complex strategies brings competitive advantageover firms whose management can only do one thing well. Withinsights from extensive consulting work around the world and theirresearch on many large multinationals, the authors reveal how togenerate and evaluate the right design options, how to set upgovernance and management processes to align power effectively inthe matrix, and how to engage the right people in implementingdifficult organization changes.

Presenting new frameworks, concepts, and tools that examine indepth how companies like Nike, Coca-Cola, P&G, Cisco, andothers have tackled today's design challenges, Leading OrganizationDesign provides new ways of thinking about design as well as acoherent way to organize existing knowledge about the field. It isan essential guide for business leaders who want to make betterorganization design decisions and for internal and externalprofessionals who support them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470589595
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/21/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 546,872
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

The authors are managing partners at Kates Kesler OrganizationConsulting. The organization design approach and tools they havedeveloped together and with Jay Galbraith have become the standardinternal design methodology used in dozens of major corporationsaround the world.

Greg Kesler has consulted with corporations worldwide for overtwenty years on organization design, executive talent management,and HR planning. He has published many articles and book chapterson organization design and succession planning and is on theeditorial board of People & Strategy journal.

Amy Kates helps leaders and teams assess organizational issues,reshape structures and processes, and build depth of managementcapability. She is coauthor of two books with Jay Galbraith and aneditor of People & Strategy. She teaches organization design atCornell University, the DTU Executive School of Business (Denmark),and in client-specific programs.

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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.


About the Authors.


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