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The Horizontal Organization : What the Organization of the Future Looks Like and How It Delivers Value to Customers

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This book provides an entirely new model for organizations to structure themselves to deliver successful products or services to their customers. It eliminates the prevailing hierarchical organization of command and control and replaces it with a horizontal organization that manages the basic core processes that create and deliver products or services. The form has been used in a wide variety of organizations with considerable measurable success.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 22mm | 580.6g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 11 line drawings
  • 0195121384
  • 9780195121384
  • 2,021,549

About Frank Ostroff

Frank Ostroff is a key developer of the "Horizontal Organization" concept which has been featured in such publications as Business Week (cover story), Financial Times, Fortune, and Information Week (cover story). He has worked directly with leading organizations in the high-technology, industrial goods, and financial services industries as well as the public sector to dramatically improve their performance. He has been a keynote speaker at leading business conferences and academic institutions worldwide. Considered one of the world's leading new thinkers on business issues, he lives with his wife and children in Washington, D.C.show more

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The value of this book is that it consolidates much of contemporary thinking on corporate structure and the case studies included are genuinely instructive. - Kay Reynolds. - Accounting and Business. May 1999. The Horizontal Organisation is a really good read for everyone in the business. If youare not already following these principles, maybe you should be. If you already are, a reminder as to why can be most refreshing. * Business Money. March 1999. * ..provides managers with the first all-inclusive and tested alternative to the vertical organisation. * Business Age. February 1999. *show more

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