This textbook provides a clear and readable introduction to the subject. It deals with organizational design, its contribution to performance, and the problems and issues involved in organizational change.

This text assumes little academic knowledge, and some familiarity with work in organizations. It is of real use to decision makers, and to those in management education, both teachers and students.

The Shape of Organization—Grouping Activities
The shape of organization—grouping activities

‘Put a miller, a weaver and a tailor in a bag, and shake them.’ Part of an old proverb.

The preceding chapter was concerned with the vertical configuration of people and jobs—how much vertical differentiation there should be within an organization. The present chapter considers the problem of selecting ...

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