Creating Strategic & Agile Organizations

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About the Book

This book discusses the fundamental theoretical roots of organization design while bringing in fresh cutting-edge thinking and new literature reviews that other books only passingly cover.

Organizations must be able to adapt and innovate to thrive and maintain their competitive edge in today’s rapidly changing, global, and dynamic business environment. Organization Design: Creating Strategic & Agile Organizations prepares students to make smart strategic decisions when designing and redesigning organizations. Structured around Galbraith’s Star Model™, the text explores five facets of organization design: strategy, structure, processes, people, and rewards. This textbook reminds students of the fundamental theoretical roots while bringing in fresh cutting-edge thinking and new literature reviews that other books only passingly cover. The author blends contemporary and classic theory and research and condenses them into practical applications and best practices. Cases, exercises, and a simulation activity provide multiple opportunities for students to practice making design decisions.

Key Features:

  • Extensive coverage of the importance of strategy and agility in organization design to prepare students to tackle design challenges in the modern workplace
  • A chapter on reorganizing, managing change, and transitions to explore the unique challenges of changing an existing design and best practices for managing change
  • An innovative organization design simulation activity to put students in the role of a design practitioner
  • Real-world case studies and exercises to provide students with practical opportunities to develop their skills and translate theory into practice