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Competing by DesignThe Power of Organizational Architecture$
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David A. Nadler and Michael L. Tushman

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780195099171

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099171.001.0001

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The Lessons of Design

The Lessons of Design

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(p.225) 12 The Lessons of Design
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Competing by Design
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DAVID A. NADLER

michael l. tushman

mark b. nadler

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099171.003.0012

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

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