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Overview

Emerging techniques for answering the challenges senior managers face today: improving organizational quality, inspiring team performance, and creating powerful long-range strategy. The book presents a proven model for understanding organizations and demonstrates how it can be used to effect positive change in organizational systems. "Designing and implementing an organization that is effective for a particular business is one of the most significant and highly leveraged responsibilities of senior executives. Organizational Architecture is unique in fully exploring the various structural options available in meeting this responsibility, while at the same time giving invaluable information on the implementation process itself."—Roger G. Ackerman, president, Corning, Inc.

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"Designing and implementing an organization that is effective for a particular business is one of the most significant and highly leveraged responsibilities of senior executives. Organizational Architecture is unique in fully exploring the various structural options available in meeting this responsibility, while at the same time giving invaluable information on the implementation process itself." (Roger G. Ackerman, president, Corning, Inc.)
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A group of business consultants explain some of the techniques they have used to help restructure the organization of large companies in order to improve quality, create long-range strategies, tighten operations, and inspire team performance. Acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555424435
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/1/1992
  • Series: J-B US non-Franchise Leadership Series , #192
  • Edition description: 1st
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,308,296
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.49 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID A. NADLER is president of the Delta Consulting Group, a firm that specializes in assisting senior management in strategic organizational change. MARC C. GERSTEIN is managing director at the Delta Consulting Group. ROBERT B. SHAW is a director at the Delta Consulting Group.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Organizational Architecture: A Metaphor for Change.

ARCHITECTURES OF CHANGE.

1. From Machine Bureaucracies to Networked Organizations: An Architectural Journey.

2. Designing Organizations That Have Good Fit: A Framework for Understanding New Architectures.

DESIGNING FORMAL ORGANIZATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS.

3. Managing the Dynamics of Acquisitions: Successfully Moving from Decision to Integration.

4. Building Strategic Partnerships: Creating and Managing Effective Joint Ventures.

5. Designing High-Performance Work Systems: Organizing People, Work, Technology, and Information.

TRANSFORMING THE INFORMAL ORGANIZATION.

6. Implementing Total Quality Management: A Process of Cultural Change.

7. The Capacity to Act: Creating a Context for Empowerment.

8. Teaching Organizations to Learn: The Power for Productive Failures.

DESIGNING SENIOR MANAGEMENT.

9. Strategic Selection: Staffing the Executive Team.

10. Teamwork at the Top: Creating Executive Teams That Work.

11. Strategic Choice: Engaging the Executive Team in Collaborative Strategy Planning.

THE ROAD FROM DECLINE TO COMPETITIVENESS.

12. Key Leverage Points for Improving Competitive Performance.

13. Organizational Architecture for the Twenty-First Century.

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