Summary of Guide to Organisation Design
Align your organizational design with your business strategy to unleash its power.
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
- 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.
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