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The Lessons of Design

DAVID A. NADLER, michael l. tushman and mark b. nadler

in Competing by Design

Published in print October 1997 | ISBN: 9780195099171
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854868 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099171.003.0012
The Lessons of Design

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Because each company faces different circumstances, there is not an organizational architecture and design that would universally suit the needs of all organizations, especially in terms of human behavior and group dynamics. Organizational models are conceptual frameworks that aid in predicting and thus organizing the interrelationships of groups, individuals, the work, and how these work together in achieving the organization's goals through considering relevant factors such as the competitive and cultural environment faced by the company. It is important for leaders and managers to understand the need for such architecture, and the information presented in this book about the development, function, and implementation of designs serves as a tool for effective management and adapting to change.

Keywords: organizational models; interrelationships; goals; cultural environment; competitive environment; design

Chapter.  3175 words. 

Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour

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