Designing Dynamic Organizations

A Hands-on Guide for Leaders at All Levels

 Designing Dynamic Organizations

Authors: Jay Galbraith, Diane Downey, Amy Kates
Pub Date: December 2001
Print Edition: $29.95
Print ISBN: 9780814471197
Page Count: 272
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814426470

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""This book offers a comprehensive and easy-to-use approach for creating high-impact organizations in uncertain times. The authors have successfully taken the complexity out of designing complex organizations."" -- Dennis Shiel, Vice President, Human Resources, MetLife

""Most corporate strategy does not fail because it is poorly conceived; it fails because the organization is unable to execute. Designing Dynamic Organizations is a must read for leaders who want their business to thrive in the global corporate environment. Galbraith, Downey, and Kates have combined their expertise to create a marriage between theory and practice. The authors provide the reader with a clear pathway for action, one that tightly bolts strategy to implementation."" -- Les F. Martel, Ph.D., Vice President, Global Learning and Performance, Instinet Corporation

""With increasingly uncertain and volatile markets, businesses are under crushing pressure to extend the reach of their strategic imperatives, to quickly adapt their work processes and structures, and to effectively leverage their human capital. Designing Dynamic Organizations is a veritable survival guide for organizations coping with these demands. The authors translate rigorous theories and models into practical step-by-step approaches that can be quickly absorbed and utilized by teams at all levels of the organization."" -- Nancy Bologna, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Best Buy Company, Inc.

""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 Consulting Group

""Galbraith, Downey, and Kates have done something delightfully different from the typical treatise on organization design. This book is all about practical tools and instruments, options and how-to’s. A real find for today’s business practitioner."" -- Reinhart Helmke, Executive Director, UN Office for Project Services"

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