Rethinking the Corporation: The Architecture of Change

Robert M Tomasko



"Change or die" has become the rallying cry of companies around the globe. But despite these brave words, actual, tangible change often remains an ideal rather than a daily reality. Why is this? According to Tomasko, author of the much-lauded "Downsizing", it's because companies don't address the foundations - the very design and structure of their organization.

In "Architecture of Change", Tomasko shows how to go beneath the strategic and make structural change. To be achievable, this change must come from an architectural perspective: shaping change from the materials available (the core culture and strengths of the organization).

This book provides numerous examples and practical guidelines that should help resolve questions such as: what is the optimal size of the company, and how can it be achieved in a rational manner?; what is the best structure - a traditional hierarchy, flattened pyramid, networked cluster, or something else?; and how will the work actually be managed - the issues of setting direction and maintaining control, information flows, the nature of jobs, teams, and career paths?

What will you learn from this book

  1. Adaptability and Agility: Emphasizes the need for organizations to be adaptable and agile in response to changing market dynamics and environmental factors.

  2. Organizational Change: Discusses strategies for managing and implementing change within corporate structures, emphasizing the importance of flexibility.

  3. Innovation and Creativity: Encourages fostering a culture of innovation and creativity within corporations to stay competitive and relevant.

  4. Leadership and Vision: Highlights the role of leadership in driving change and the importance of a clear vision that aligns with evolving goals.

  5. Employee Engagement: Emphasizes the significance of engaging and empowering employees throughout the change process for successful implementation.

  6. Strategic Planning: Discusses the importance of strategic planning that adapts to new market conditions and embraces innovative approaches.

  7. Organizational Design: Explores new ways of designing organizational structures that enhance responsiveness and effectiveness in a rapidly changing world.

  8. Customer-Centric Approach: Advocates for a customer-centric focus in business strategies and decision-making processes to meet evolving customer needs.

  9. Resilience and Sustainability: Discusses building resilience and sustainability into corporate strategies to withstand uncertainties and disruptions.

  10. Continuous Learning and Improvement: Encourages a culture of continuous learning and improvement, where organizations evolve and learn from experiences.

Language English
ISBN-10 0814450229
ISBN-13 9780814450222
No of pages 213
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Amacom
Published Date 01 Dec 1993

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Author : Robert M Tomasko

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