Org design - ABB’s structure Strengths and weaknesses Strength s Weaknesses Barnevik There are female executives who have chosen not to have a

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2/6/11 Where we are…where we Individual Teams/Groups Organizational design Networks Organizational culture Integrating it all
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2/6/11 One last myth about teams Conventional wisdom 40% internal relationship building 60% external \
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2/6/11 Objectives Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the basic organizational designs Analyze ABB’s design Extract some basic principles of organizational design
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Basic Organization Designs Strengths Weaknesses Grouping by FUNCTION Grouping by OUTPUT Grouping by CUSTOMER/ GEOGRAPHY Trying to get cake and eat it too MATRIX
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2/6/11 Amount of tension and conflict Tension
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2/6/11 From “A tough Swede Invades the US.” Fortune , June 29, 1992 “Everyone has two bosses.”
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Unformatted text preview: ABB’s structure 2/6/11 Strengths and weaknesses Strength+s Weaknesses 2/6/11 Barnevik There are female executives who have chosen not to have a family for example, or who have children, but their husbands have the kind of job, like teaching, that allows them to spend more time at home…There are all kinds of people who are not tied down by family commitments. You have 2/6/11 SO WHAT about organization design? • there is accountability for design • key people at all levels are involved in determining and implementing re-designs (fast-cycle full-participation) • handled scientifically - not by caprice, fashion or consultants (boundaries are drawn so that...
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course BUAD 500 taught by Professor Wilson during the Spring '11 term at William & Mary.

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