Designing Your Organization is a hands-on guide that provides managers with a set of practical tools to use when making organization design decisions. Based on Jay Galbraith's widely used Star Model, the book covers the fundamentals of organization design and offers frameworks and tools to help leaders execute their strategy. The authors address the five specific design challenges that confront most of today's organizations:
Designing around the customer Organizing across borders
Making a matrix work
Solving the centralization/decentralization dilemma
Organizing for innovation
Designing Your Organization is written for managers and leaders who make critical choices about organizational strategy and execution as well as for human resource and organization design and development professionals who help implement these decisions.
This important resource includes a CD-ROM.
Praise for Designing Your Organization
"Jay Galbraith and Amy Kates provide the compass, charts, essential tools, and supplies for the journey to organization effectiveness in dynamic times. Designing Your Organization, brought forth at a time of major challenges to global business and national priorities, brings contemporary organization decisions into focus and provides clear advice to achieve business performance today and tomorrow."
--John D. Hofmeister, president and U.S. country chair, Shell Oil Company
"Should be used by every leader seeking to give their organization a competitive advantage. Galbraith and Kates offer a practical framework to align a corporation's organizational structure with its business strategy."
--Thomas J. Falk, chairman and CEO, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
"Starting several decades ago, Jay Galbraith wrote a series of books that essentially defined the field of modern organization design. Now, with deceptive simplicity, compelling logic, and immense practicality, he and Amy Kates have summarized in a single place what every manager needs to know about this vitally important subject."
--Thomas W. Malone, Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management; director, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, MIT Sloan School of Management; and author, The Future of Workshow more