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EODF Book Club – Principle-based Organizational Structure: a handbook to help you engineer entrepreneurial thinking and teamwork into organizations of any size
May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CESTFree
Join us on 9 May 2023 5-6:30 PM CET as we continue our Book of the Month Club Selections, this time around “Principle-based Organizational Structure: a handbook to help you engineer entrepreneurial thinking and teamwork into organizations of any size” by Dean Meyer.
This is the definitive book on that practical science of organizational structure, the culmination of over 30 years of study and practical experiences implementing restructurings in dozens of diverse organizations.
Far beyond the traditional HR literature, this book is based on the “business-within-a-business” paradigm, where every manager thinks and acts like an entrepreneur running a small business within large organizations. An organization designed around internal lines of business (not traditional roles and responsibilities) induces innovation, accountability, cost control, customer focus, and great teamwork.
The book describes clear principles for the design of organization charts, and it’s chock full of stories and case studies that bring those principles to life.
It also explains how to build explicit, yet flexible, cross-boundary teamwork, the antidote to a “silo” mentality.
And it describes a step-by-step change-management process to implement structural change in an open, participative way.
Dean is an executive coach on organizational transformation, and author of eight books.
Order your book here, read and join us on 9 May to meet Dean and our curious readers.