Naomi Stanford believes that executives pay too little attention to changing their companies’ organizational designs, perhaps because such initiatives don’t promise high-profile careers. Yet, updating your organization’s structure is a vital process that can make your company stronger by unleashing its energy and using its resources more aggressively. This handy publication covers material you might study in a college-level organizational design course. However, it isn’t a textbook. Think of this manual as a survey of the subject, with many helpful suggestions and thought-provoking ideas. The writing is compact, a little dry and somewhat jargon-laden. However, if you want to examine what your company needs to consider in a design change project, getAbstract recommends this solid resource.
In this summary, you will learn
- How organizations remain effective by paying attention to their design;
- What constitutes a design change process;
- Why measuring your change process is crucial, perhaps more crucial than your data; and
- Why organizations have to adapt to change.
About the Author
Naomi Stanford, Ph.D., is a consultant on organizational design and is the author of many articles on the design of organizations. She has worked as a senior manager with several major international companies. She is also the author of Organization Design: The Collaborative Approach.