Praise for DESIGNING ORGANIZATIONS
Jay Galbraith is the preeminent thought leader in the design and implementation of the organizations necessary to compete at the edge in complex business environments. In Designing Organizations, his many decades of insight and experience are synthesized into a navigation tool of high value to the C–suite.
Vincent Roche, president and chief executive officer, Analog Devices Inc.
At a time when organizations across the globe are evaluating how best to address a fast–changing world, Jay s experience and insights will provide sure–footed guidance. His fresh look at organizational adaptation provides great counsel to leaders in uncertain times.
George S. Barrett, chairman and CEO, Cardinal Health
Jay Galbraith is without a doubt the world s leading expert on organization design. His Designing Organizations represents profound and up–to–the–minute advice on grappling with the organizational challenges facing today s managers as they struggle to achieve and maintain competitive advantage. We heartily recommend the book to practitioners and scholars alike.
Danny Miller, chair in strategy and family business, HEC Montreal and University of Alberta, and Isabelle Le Breton–Miller, chair in succession and family enterprise, HEC Montreal; senior research fellow, University of Alberta
Jay s ideas have been very helpful in stimulating my thinking and getting me to examine simple and complex structures that enhance culture and behavior.
Al Grasso, CEO, The MITRE Corporation
With its decidedly strategic perspective, the third edition of Jay Galbraith s Designing Organizations is an outstanding resource for students of organization as well as executives facing complex organizational challenges. The book provides a systematic approach to designing organizations, in which Galbraith builds on his own past work and updates it to address today s rapidly changing organizational environments. Galbraith combines powerful understanding of organizational theory with decades of practical experience to provide a framework for organizational design that can truly help executives reach their strategic goals.
Judith Blumenthal, professor of clinical management and organization, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
List of Figures and Tables ix
1. Introduction 1
2. The Star Model 15
3. Single–Business Strategy and Functional Organization 57
4. Designing the Lateral Organization 89
5. Types of Single–Business Strategy 107
6. The Reconfigurable Functional Organization 131
7. Designing the Network Organization 149
8. Multibusiness Strategy and Organization 185
9. The Mixed Model 205
10. Adding Value 217
11. The Value–Adding Conglomerates 235
12. Synergy Portfolio Strategies 255
13. Organizational Design Challenges and Opportunities Resulting from Big Data 285
About the Author 307
JAY R. GALBRAITH is president and founder of Galbraith Management Consultants, an international consulting firm that specializes in solving strategy and organizational design challenges across corporate, business unit, and international levels. He is also an affiliated research scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California and professor emeritus at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.