Seeing Organizational Patterns
Keidel uses his now-famous triangles and other geometric mind-aids to provoke new perspectives on organizational design. Those in search of new lenses and language for assessing companies will be delighted.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.8mm | 317.52g
- 31 Jan 1995
- Beard Books,U.S.
- Frederick, United States
Back cover copy
Robert Keidel explains that most organizational issues are a balance of three variables: individual autonomy, hierarchical control, and spontaneous cooperation. By learning to frame issues as trade-offs among these design variables, one can see underlying patterns that previously had not been visible - and thereby make more intelligent analyses, choices, and commitments than would otherwise be possible. Seeing Organizational Patterns converts organizational design into an art form of triangular patterns. Featuring vivid examples and consulting-based cases, this book offers a wealth of theoretical insights and practical lessons. Keidel provides a set of conceptual lenses that enables you to see organizations more clearly, systematically, and imaginatively than ever before.