New Approaches to Organization Design
Organization design is a key feature of management theory and practice. It addresses the challenges of constructing and maintaining effective organizations. Essential to organizational design is the assumption that it can improve organizations.
Faced with the ever-accelerating pace of technological change and the restructuring of markets, many firms have been questioning their own organization. Consequently, we have witnessed much organizational experimentation and the development of new forms of organizing over the last decade. How does organizational design inform such experimentation? And how can organizational design help managers gain insights and advance the prevalent understanding of how organizations can meet such new environmental challenges and constraints?
This book is the third to emerge from a series of workshops on organization design, featuring new empirical research and theoretical insights. The chapters are organized around four central themes: 1) Towards New Organizational Forms, 2) Dynamics of Adaptation and Change, 3) Theoretical and Practical issues, 4) Fit and Performance. We include an outline for the book with authors and chapter titles. Common for all individual contributions is a focus on the core theories of OD and emerging perspectives. Collectively, the chapters reflect the state of the art of OD as well as provide a further step towards the evolution of this important field of research.
Third in a group of books emerging from ongoing workshops on the state of the art in organization designInternational coverage, with authors from the U.S., Europe, and IsraelIncludes examples of innovative practices in different types of organizations