Bridging Organization Design and Performance: Five Ways to Activate a Global Operation Model

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Five practical steps to enhance organization effectiveness on a global scale

Bridging Organization Design and Performance is a handbook for leaders looking to enhance the success of their organizations and themselves. Companies that compete globally require organizational operating models as robust as their strategies. Many companies have created elegant designs and consider their worldwide, matrix organizations sources of competitive advantage. However, the reality is that these complex structures bring many challenges and senior executives are often frustrated by the difficulties of delivering growth in organizations that span numerous brands, products, and geographic regions.

After working closely with over twenty large US and Europe based global companies during the past decade, Gregory Kesler and Amy Kates concluded that the problem is not in the fundamental design of these operating models. The matrix is not going away. The challenge is to effectively and completely activate the organization to deliver the strategy. This book shares the five practical actions that bring complex organizations to life and help companies gain sustainable results from their global operating models.

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GREGORY KESLER and AMY KATES are Managing Partners at Kates Kesler, one of the world's leading organization design firms. They work with leaders and their teams to assess organizational issues, reshape structures and processes, and build depth of management capability. Kesler and Kates are also the authors of Leading Organization Design, from Jossey-Bass.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Oct 30, 2015
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781119064329
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Management
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Praise for Leading Organization Design

"Designing organizations for performance can be a daunting task.Kesler and Kates have done an admirable job distilling the inherentcomplexity of the design process into manageable parts that canyield tangible results. Leading Organization Design provides anessential hands-on roadmap for any business leader who wants tomaster this topic." —Robert Simons, Charles M. WilliamsProfessor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

"Kesler and Kates have encapsulated their wealth of knowledgeand practical experience into an updated model on organizationaldesign that will become a new primer on the subject." —NevilleIsdell, retired chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company

"In today's world of global business, organizational design is acritical piece of long-term success. Kesler and Kates have capturedmultiple approaches to optimize global opportunities, whilehighlighting some of the keys to managing through organizationaltransition. A great read for today's global business leaders."—Charles Denson, president, Nike Brand

"Leading Organization Design has some unique features that makeit valuable. It is one of the few and certainly only recent booksto take us through an explicit process to design modernorganizations. This is accomplished with the five-milestoneprocess. The process is not a simple cookbook. Indeed, the authorshave achieved a balance between process and content. In so doing,Kesler and Kates show us what to do as well as how to doit."—Jay Galbraith, from the Foreword

"Sheds light on the challenges of organization design in acomplex enterprise and more importantly provides aninsightful andpractical roadmap for business decisions."—Randy MacDonald,SVP, human resources, IBM

Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: Nowadays companies all over the world face global competition. Because the bought-in part cost of engineering goods represents a big share of the overall production cost of engineering goods, procurement developed to be a major leverage to save cost in the recent years. As part of it, the supplier management is increasingly considered to be an important business function. Further, the development of supply bases in low-cost-countries (LCC), as China is, over the past years rapidly gained significance, since it is one of the remaining levers to reduce costs. After years of mass production of mostly simple products, today Industrialized-Country (IC) companies from the mechanical engineering industry strive for the sourcing of bought-in parts from Chinese suppliers. The scope of this thesis is to examine the existing methods, especially the Balanced Scorecard (BSC), and other concepts of supplier development and supplier improvement for their application with Chinese suppliers. Based on the strengths and weaknesses of these approaches a new procedure is developed. Therefore the first step is the examination of the supplier development process theoretically and practically. The theoretic view is based on literature research while the source for the examination of the practical problems of German buyers as well as of Chinese suppliers is a questionnaire based interview study among involved companies. Generally occurring threats of the buyer supplier relationship should be analyzed and weighed upon their relevancy especially for the Chinese supply market. Taking these issues into account, the existing procedures for supplier development and improvement are optimized for their application to Chinese companies. Finally the thesis closes with a general risk examination and the development of an applicable FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis) based methodology for the assessment of purchasing risk especially in China. IC companies penetrating the Chinese market with the target to source locally have to develop a supply base first. The supplier development identifies the required suppliers, assesses them upon their capabilities and establishes a co-operation. A successful supply needs supplier improvement, since fundamental capabilities are lacking frequently. Further, risks weigh heavier due to the high investments required in advance. Considering mainly small and medium sized enterprises in investment goods industry, the [...]
Praise for Leading Organization Design

"Designing organizations for performance can be a daunting task.Kesler and Kates have done an admirable job distilling the inherentcomplexity of the design process into manageable parts that canyield tangible results. Leading Organization Design provides anessential hands-on roadmap for any business leader who wants tomaster this topic." —Robert Simons, Charles M. WilliamsProfessor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

"Kesler and Kates have encapsulated their wealth of knowledgeand practical experience into an updated model on organizationaldesign that will become a new primer on the subject." —NevilleIsdell, retired chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company

"In today's world of global business, organizational design is acritical piece of long-term success. Kesler and Kates have capturedmultiple approaches to optimize global opportunities, whilehighlighting some of the keys to managing through organizationaltransition. A great read for today's global business leaders."—Charles Denson, president, Nike Brand

"Leading Organization Design has some unique features that makeit valuable. It is one of the few and certainly only recent booksto take us through an explicit process to design modernorganizations. This is accomplished with the five-milestoneprocess. The process is not a simple cookbook. Indeed, the authorshave achieved a balance between process and content. In so doing,Kesler and Kates show us what to do as well as how to doit."—Jay Galbraith, from the Foreword

"Sheds light on the challenges of organization design in acomplex enterprise and more importantly provides aninsightful andpractical roadmap for business decisions."—Randy MacDonald,SVP, human resources, IBM

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