Organization Design

1st Edition

Creating Strategic & Agile Organizations

Donald L. Anderson
eISBN-13: 9781544338002

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Structured around Jay Galbraith’s famed "Star Model", the book explores the five interrelated elements of organization design: strategy, structure, processes, rewards, and people, and uses these factors to advise students on how to be effective when designing and redesigning organizations.


Anderson blends classic and contemporary theories with cutting-edge research and new literature reviews to provide students with a well-rounded perspective on organization design. He also prepares students for the modern workplace by promoting the importance of strategy and agility in organization design, this is covered in the chapter on Reorganizing, Managing Change, and Transitions, which explores the challenges of changing an existing design and best practices for managing change.


Each chapter features a ‘Global Considerations’ section that highlights international issues in organization design, and all other content is supported by real-world case studies and exercises, providing students with practical opportunities to develop their skills.


There is a stand-alone "Organization design simulation activity" at the back of the book which puts students in the role of a design practitioner, this can be reused throughout a course and adapted to include the specific concepts and ideas that a student has covered.


The book is supported by online resources for instructors, including Test banks, PowerPoint slides, Multimedia content, free SAGE journal content, case notes, and discussion questions for the classroom


Suitable reading for students of organizational theory, and organization design & development.

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ISBNs 9781506349275, 9781506349275, 9781544338002, 1544338007
Language English
Number of Pages 352
Edition 1st