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.

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ISBN-13: 9781781253106
ISBN-10: 1781253102
Pagini: 352
Dimensiuni: 135 x 216 x 25 mm
Greutate: 0.42 kg
Ediția: Main
Editura: Profile
Colecția Economist Books
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

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., showcases her interests.


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
...provides insights and practical help on how to avoid the common mistakes made in restructuring...well worth the price
...contains a whole range of simple and effective tools and models