|Introduction to Organizational Structure
Books and Articles
Galbraith, Designing Organizations: An
Executive Briefing on Strategy, Structure and Process, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
on over ten years of research, the author shows how organization design
supports policies, behaviors, and performance. The book will equip leaders
with the concrete understanding and tools necessary to select and implement
the most efficient design and to create a superior organization.
Jacques, Requisite Organization: A
Total System for Effective Managerial Organization and Managerial Leadership for
the 21st Century, Falls Church, VA:
Cason Hall & Co. Pub., 1998.
ideas are based on complex theories of work, knowledge and human nature that
revolve around the notion that structure is more important than personality
and that detailed attention to exact roles and responsibilities within a
corporation leads to more satisfied employees and a more successful, efficient
David Nadler and
Michael Tushman, Competing by Design: The
Power of Organizational Architecture, New York: Oxford University Press,
search for competitive advantage, write management consultants and educators
David Nadler and Michael Tushman, is "the defining goal of modern-day
business." Competing by Design: The Power of Organizational
Architecture, is their guide to reaching that goal through total
integration of corporate structure, workplace culture, and employee
motivation. Bringing all such processes together into one unified
organization, they contend, is as important to a company's future as the
architectural unity of the building that houses it.
Nohria, Nitin, “Note on Organization Structure,” Harvard
Business Review, May - June 1995.
the reader with a basic understanding of organization structure. The first
section provides a brief history of the main ideas pertaining to organization
structure. The second section outlines some of the concepts and factors that
must be taken into account while designing organization structure. Some of the
prototypical forms of organization structure and their strengths and
weaknesses are described in the third section. Finally, some emerging trends
in how organizations are structured are discussed in the last section.