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Organization Design

Organization Design
Creating Strategic & Agile Organizations

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August 2021 | 344 pages | SAGE Texts
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
Introduction to Organization Design
Key Concepts and the Organization Design Process
Processes and Lateral Capability
Reorganizing, Managing Change, and Transitions
Future Directions of Organization Design


Donald L. Anderson

Donald L. Anderson, PhD, University of Colorado, teaches organization development and organization design at the University of Denver. He is the author of the text Organization Development (4th ed., Sage Publications, 2017) and editor of Cases and Exercises in Organization Development & Change (2nd ed., Sage Publications, 2017). He is a practicing organization development consultant and has consulted internally and externally with a wide variety of organizations, including Fortune 500 corporations, small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions. Dr. Anderson’s research interest is in discourse in... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789391138578