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Making Strategy Work: Leading Effective Execution and Change, Second Edition by Lawrence G. Hrebiniak

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Chapter 4. Organizational Structure and Execution

Introduction

The model of execution outlined in Chapter 2 shows the central role played by organizational structure. Strategy affects structure, or alternatively, structure is important to the execution of strategy, at both corporate and business levels.

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Despite its centrality, the role of structure in strategy execution is sometimes problematic. Managers who participated in the Wharton surveys and the subsequent discussions reported problems with structure in strategy execution. They argued that structure is often set up or changed for the wrong reasons. Design or redesign efforts are handled ...

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