Book News: January 22nd, 2008

By Amy Kates and Jay R. Galbraith

The book is a hands-on guide that provides managers with a set of practical tools to use when making organization design decisions. Based on Jay Galbraith’s widely used Star Model, the book covers the fundamentals of organisation design and offers frameworks and tools to help leaders execute their strategy. The authors address specific design challenges that confront most of today’s organisations including designing around the customer, organising across borders, solving the centralisation-and decentralisation dilemma and organising for innovation.

Published by Jossey-Bass ISBN: 978-0-7879-9494-5. 49.95 US dollars.