Designing Dynamic OrganizationsBy Jay Galbraith, Diane Downey, Amy Kates
Published by AMACOM October 2001
List Price: $27.95. Available here.

“Designing and implementing organizations to meet the demands of today’s fast-paced business environment is one of the most daunting challenges faced by business leaders. You will find Designing Dynamic Organizations an endless source of practical insights and ideas whether you are a line executive responsible for organizational performance or a human resources professional providing expert advice. Keep this book close at hand…it will prove to be invaluable!”
-Dave Tierno, Retired Senior Partner, Ernst & Young

Which business structures are best suited to the unpredictable 21st century? How can a company, division, or department reconfigure itself with minimum disruption and maximum impact? Every executive grapples with problems of restructuring–and most need hands-on guidance to solve them. This eye-opening book shows business leaders at all levels how to examine their choices by leading them systematically through these fundamental questions:

  • Should we restructure to meet our strategic goals?

  • What are the best structural options to achieve our success?

  • What lateral processes are necessary to support the new structure?

  • How do we staff the restructured organization to optimize results?

Based on Galbraith’s world-renowned approach, this guide includes examples and worksheets that pilot readers through the essential steps of organizational design.