Choice of Design Strategy: You have to have some sort of alternative or else your
company wont be run efficiently. I think thats what it is saying, anyway. The
organization needs to be planned and designed simultaneously with the strategy and
-Examples are advertising or consulting firms, or aerospace firms like NASA.
-These are much more complex structures that are harder to describe, but essentially they
are project-driven, with experts drawn from different specialties into functio
Battle of Tannenburg:
Spectacular military catastrophe for Russia.
They fought it because they wanted to get to East Prussia early to distract the
German troops from France (they had signed a treaty with France that said
they would mobilize 15 days la
Steam Engine pumping out water from mine shafts in Great Britain, new ways of using
Led to spike in economic growth; now armies could march more easily because of more
transportation roads etc.
Telegraph and Morse code in
An example of this would be Ford during Henry Fords daysor in present times,
an entrepreneurial company with one dominant leader.
Characterized by one dominant leader at the strategic apex who makes all the
There is little
An organizations ability to run smoothly using the above 3 mechanisms hinges on its
ability to handle things that occur outside those lines. There are two main ways you can
1. Reduce the amount of information that is processed,
Comprised into self-contained units, or corps, which can withstand a much larger attack
for long enough to receive backup. Therein lies Napoleons flexibility: he positions his
troops approximately one days travel away from each other, s
The important ingredients of organization are hierarchy, specialization,
standardization, and formalization. All make up a bureaucracy. (HSSF model)
This model should help explain the following things: efficiency, expand globally
quickly, drive change fro
1. Mass army that was popular and vital during the 19th and 20th centuries would not
be able to exist without a hierarchical structure.
2. Grand strategy is much easier to talk about than to actually implement. To
implement it you have to env
HSSF model (Recap):
Hierarchy: FDRSec of WarJoint Chiefs of StaffCINC USAF20th Air Force
Specialization: Navy vs. USAF, fighters v. bombers, various bases, crews and support,
Standardization: Planes all the