Organizational Design (3rd ed.)

A Step-by-Step Approach

by Richard M. Burton, Børge Obel, Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson

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  • 9781107097650
  • 9781316310632
  • 9781316289990
Written specifically for executives and MBA students, the third edition of this successful textbook provides a step-by-step guide to designing an organization, from diagnosis, to design and implementation. It provides comprehensive coverage of the key aspects of organizational design, including goals, strategy, process, people, coordination, control, and incentives. Following a new diamond model, fully tested in practice, the book guides readers through an integrated methodology for organizational assessment and planning. It includes a new chapter on project managing organizational change on a practical level, new case studies, extended discussions of new organizational forms, architecture design and knowledge systems, and new practical steps for implementation and change. Visit www.cambridge.org/burton3 for free access to a selection of organizational diagnosis, design and implementation models in Excel, as well as additional case studies, figures and tables from the book.

  • Cambridge University Press; July 2015
  • ISBN: 9781316310632
  • Edition: 3
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  • Title: Organizational Design
  • Author: Richard M. Burton; Børge Obel; Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107097650
  • 9781316310632
  • 9781316289990

In The Press

'The step-by-step approach and structure enable a truly holistic analysis of the organizational architecture in a realistic time frame. This is a rare example of how to turn extremely complex business challenges into tangible actions by adding the right structure and perspective. De-scoping relevant organizational variables to reduce complexity can now be a thing of the past.' Jesper Sørensen, Organisation Design Manager, Shell Downstream