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Organization Design

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Description

Organization Design looks at how you need to change the ways your organization does things in order to increase productivity, performance, and profit. Providing the knowledge and method to handle the kind of recurring organizational change that all businesses face, those which do not involve transforming the entire enterprise but which necessitate significant change at the business unit, divisional, functional, facility or local levels. The problem lies in knowing what needs to change and how to change it. Taking the organization as a designed system, it describes four major elements of organizations: The Work - the basic tasks to be done by the organization and its parts
The People - characteristics of individuals in the organization
Formal Organization - structures of the organization hierarchy, processes, and methods that are formally created to get individuals to perform tasks
Informal Organization - emerging arrangements including variations to the norm, processes, and relationships, commonly described as the culture or 'the way we do things round here'. The way these four elements relate, combine and interact affects productivity, performance and profit. Most books on this subject target a wide management audience rather than HR, this is specifically written for HR practitioners and line managers working together to achieve the goal. It clarifies why and how organizations need to be in a state of readiness to design or redesign and emphasizes that people as well as business processes must be part of design considerations.

Additional Info

Name Organization Design
SKU 48.36597
Year published 2004
Page count 224
Publisher Elsevier
ISBN 9780750663670
Author Naomi Stanford
Format No