The Economist Guide to Organisation Design 2nd edition
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The Economist Guide to Organisation Design 2nd edition : Creating high-performing and adaptable enterprises

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Thousands of established businesses fail every year because of the way they are organised, or re-organised. Business survival can depend not only on whether its structures and reporting lines meet the needs of the market, but also whether they can adapt in the face of a rapidly changing business environment. Yet managers seldom talk coherently about structuring or restructuring their operations, let alone take a systematic approach to this vital issue. Too often, companies are restructured for the wrong reasons - for example, because a new CEO wants to make an impact, or to work around a new IT system. This revised and updated Economist Guide shows how leaders should think about and implement the design of a company, using five easy-to-use guiding principles: - Design a company around its strategy and the operating context, not for ulterior or non-business reasons; - Think holistically - don't restructure just one division without taking into account other operations; - Consider future markets, customers and trends, not just what works best now; - Invest time and resources: - a redesign can be complicated to implement and must be done without disrupting daily activities; and - Go back to the basics of how the company operates and its market position; this is not a repair job to fix a short-term problem.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 25mm | 423g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Economist Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Main
  • 1781253102
  • 9781781253106
  • 19,990

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Praise for the first edition: 'Risk of failure can be greatly reduced through effective organisational design that encourages high performance and adaptability to changing circumstances * Personnel Today * ...provides insights and practical help on how to avoid the common mistakes made in restructuring...well worth the price * Business Executive Magazine * ...contains a whole range of simple and effective tools and models * Professional Manager *show more

About Naomi Stanford

Dr Naomi Stanford is a consultant, teacher, and author in the field of organization design and development in all its manifestations. She has experience both as a corporate employee of large multinational companies, including Price Waterhouse, British Airways, Marks & Spencer, and Xerox, and as a consultant to a range of organizations in the government, non-profit and private sectors. She is the author of five books and her blog, www. naomistanford.com, showcases her interests.show more

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Praise for the first edition:'Risk of failure can be greatly reduced through effective organisational design that encourages high performance and adaptability to changing circumstancesPersonnel Todayshow more

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