Org Design For Design Orgs

Author: Peter Merholz
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491938358
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Design has become the key link between users and today’s complex and rapidly evolving digital experiences, and designers are starting to be included in strategic conversations about the products and services that enterprises ultimately deliver. This has led to companies building in-house digital/experience design teams at unprecedented rates, but many of them don’t understand how to get the most out of their investment. This practical guide provides guidelines for creating and leading design teams within your organization, and explores ways to use design as part of broader strategic planning. You’ll discover: Why design’s role has evolved in the digital age How to infuse design into every product and service experience The 12 qualities of effective design organizations How to structure your design team through a Centralized Partnership Design team roles and evolution The process of recruiting and hiring designers How to manage your design team and promote professional growth

Organization Design

Author: Christine Irwin
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749462558
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With the rate of change in organizations at an all-time high, the need for strong organization design has never been more pressing. Organization Design provides a complete road map for the implementation of organization design, covering all areas including downsizing, outsourcing and re-structuring. Full of hints and tips, as well as a practical toolkit to take organization designers from start to finish, Organization Design outlines the basic theory, provides a step-by-step approach to implementing organization design, and provides solutions to the recurring challenges to be met along the way. OD is about delivering results. By following this tried and tested approach, readers will gain the confidence and skills to put great organization design into practice to ensure business success.

Design Management

Author: Kathryn Best
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472573684
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All designers will feel that creativity and innovation are at the heart of their designs. But for a design to have an effective and lasting impact it needs to work within certain structures, or have those structures created suitably around it. No matter how you work, a design can always be improved by assessing where it fits into the market, how it best to strengthen it before it's set in stone, who it could appeal to. It needs to be managed. In this accessible and informative second edition, Kathryn Best brings together the theory and practice of design management. With new interviews, case studies and related exercises, she provides an up to date guide for students wanting to know more about the strategy, process and implementation crucial to the management of design. The book takes its reader through the essential steps to good management of design and highlights topics currently under debate. In each part of the book Strategy, Process and Implementation are each explained using advice from leaders in the industry and real life examples. Best breaks up each part into clear and readable sections to create the perfect undergraduate book on design management.

Scaling Teams

Author: Alexander Grosse
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491952245
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Leading a fast-growing team is a uniquely challenging experience. Startups with a hot product often double or triple in size quickly—a recipe for chaos if company leaders aren’t prepared for the pitfalls of hyper-growth. If you’re leading a startup or a new team between 10 and 150 people, this guide provides a practical approach to managing your way through these challenges. Each section covers essential strategies and tactics for managing growth, starting with a single team and exploring typical scaling points as the team grows in size and complexity. The book also provides many examples and lessons learned, based on the authors’ experience and interviews with industry leaders. Learn how to make the most of: Hiring: Learn a scalable hiring process for growing your team People management: Use 1-on-1 mentorship, dispute resolution, and other techniques to ensure your team is happy and productive Organization: Motivate employees by applying five organizational design principles Culture: Build a culture that can evolve as you grow, while remaining connected to the team’s core values Communication: Ensure that important information—and only the important stuff—gets through

Strategic Management Of Teams

Author: David I. Cleland
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471120582
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STRATEGIC Management of TEAMS "Those companies that learn the secrets of creating cross-functional teams are winning the battle for global market share and profits. Those that don't are losing out."—BusinessWeek It's no secret that alternative teams are increasingly recognized as a highly effective means to improve quality and operational efficiency, decentralize authority, and motivate workers at every level of an organization. Less well understood, and rarely touched upon in the literature, is the fact that cross-functional teams are highly versatile strategic resources and key elements in the design and execution of strategic management initiatives. In this book, noted author, scholar, and authority on team management, David Cleland, demonstrates that alternative, cross-functional teams are both critical to the management of change within an organization and building blocks in the design and execution of product/service and process strategy. He explores specific aspects of strategic team management and provides clear, concise recommendations on the design and implementation of team-based strategy. Topics of particular interest include: Identification and discussion of alternative uses for teams in dealing with product/service and process changes within the organizations Using teams to encourage cross-functional and cross-organizational focus in the use of enterprise resources How teams can enable everyone in the enterprise to participate in the design, development, and implementation of strategies that will make the organization more competitive How the strategic use of teams changes organizational culture Coping with the negative aspects of teams How the use of teams has created "Teamocracy"—an organizational design driven by operational and strategic teams Strategic Management of Teams is must reading for managers in industry, government service, or any large organization that must adapt continually to technological, economic, and social change. It is also an indispensable resource for students in industrial engineering, technology management, and business administration who wish to enter the job market armed with the very latest in management skills. This eye-opening book reveals the enormous potential of alternative, cross-functional teams as forces for change within an organization and as building blocks in the design and execution of competitive strategy. It gives managers the tools, techniques, and information they need to integrate teams into the overall strategic plan of the organization. Author David Cleland looks at teams from the point of view of a manager who envisions using teams as strategic devices in dealing with change. He explains how to determine whether and which teams should be put in place and how to make the most of them. He explains: How to prepare the enterprise for the creation of teams and prepare team players for their new roles in facilitating change within the organization How teams can sharpen the enterprise's competitive edge—and how managerial roles must change to allow this to happen Specific team functions: reengineering through teams; self-managed production teams; benchmarking; concurrent engineering teams; sundry teams; and more The positive and negative impact of teams on corporate culture Results that teams have achieved for organizations that have implemented them

Integrated Practice In Architecture

Author: George Elvin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471998494
Size: 59.90 MB
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Get the only comprehensive book about integrated practice in architecture, which is the collaborative design, construction and life-cycle management of buildings. Chapters are clearly organized around critical issues in integrated architectural practice, including teambuilding, project planning, communication, risk management, and implementation. Content from this book is available as an online continuing professional education course at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-320255.html#integrated_practice . WileyCPE courses are available on demand, 24 hours a day, and are approved by the American Institute of Architects.

Bottom Line Results From Strategic Human Resource Planning

Author: R.J. Niehaus
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475795394
Size: 50.46 MB
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This volume is the proceedings of a symposium entitled "Bottom Line Results from Strategic Human Resource Planning" which was held at Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island on June 11-14, 1991. The meeting was sponsored by the Research Committee of the Human Resource Planning Society (HRPS). In developing the agenda, the Research Committee continued the approach used in previous HRPS research symposia. The focus of these meetings is on the linkage ofthe state-of-practice with the state-of-the-art. Particular attention was placed on research studies which were application oriented so that member organizations can see examples of ways to extend current practices with the knowledge presented by the applications. The meeting had sessions on: (1) The Strategic Role of Human Resources, (2) Globalization, (3) Downsizing, (4) Quality as a Strategic Human Resource Issue, (5) Forecasting Human Resource Needs, and (6) Managing People to Build Competitive Advantage. Twenty six papers were presented with discussion periods at appropriate points in the meeting. This volume contains twenty two ofthese papers along with an introductory paper. A short summary is also provided at the beginning of each major subdivision into which the papers are arranged. Thanks are in order for all who contributed to the success of the meeting.

Team Based Organizations

Author: James H. Shonk
Publisher: Irwin Professional Pub
ISBN:
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Team-based organizations are taking the place of functional or departmental structures. To implement a team approach, the entire culture of the organization needs to change. Unlike most other authors on teams, James H. Shonk shows you how to structure and manage an organization that is built around teams versus forcing a team approach into an existing structure. Shonk identifies the advantages and challenges associated with team-based organizations so that you'll be prepared to deal with and resolve any issues that arise. He gives you valuable planning tools to assist you in implementation and help you avoid wasted time. You'll find models for designing a team-based organization that you can adapt to meet your specific needs. Focusing on the entire company rather than just the individual team, this insightful resource will help you: identify and avoid major pitfalls in structuring teams; design the most effective teams using time-saving examples, forms, and checklists; apply the experiences of other organizations to implement teams in your company. You can give your employees more influence over decisions and increase collaboration among various skills, disciplines, and levels for a more profitable, productive organization using teams.