Finding the proper organizational model for a given firm is inherently difficult, but not impossible. If aligning the organization with the strategy is necessary for success, then finding out how the organization is impeding the strategy can lead to important insights about what has to change. Most organizations were not built by master designers; they have evolved over time in response to forces they see in the market. Thus, investigating how the organization really operates and understanding why can lead to important insights into what must be changed to unleash the firm’s potential.
Authors: Jeffrey W. Bennett, Paul F. Kocourek, Steven B. Hedlund, Thomas E. Pernsteiner
Subjects: Management, Organizational Behavior