Reinventing the Organization

Book description

Your Company Isn't Fast Enough. Here's How to Change That.

The traditional hierarchical organization is dead, but what replaces it? Numerous new models--the agile organization, the networked organization, and holacracy, to name a few--have emerged, but leaders need to know what really works. How do you build an organization that is responsive to fast-changing markets? What kind of organization delivers both speed and scale, and how do you lead it?

Arthur Yeung and Dave Ulrich provide leaders with a much-needed blueprint for reinventing the organization. Based on their in-depth research at leading Chinese, US, and European firms such as Alibaba, Amazon, DiDi, Facebook, Google, Huawei, Supercell, and Tencent, and drawing from their synthesis of the latest organization research and practice, Yeung and Ulrich explain how to build a new kind of organization (a "market-oriented ecosystem") that responds to changing market opportunities with speed and scale. While other books address individual pieces of the puzzle, Reinventing the Organization offers a practical, integrated, six-step framework and looks at all the decisions leaders need to make--choosing the right strategies, capabilities, structure, culture, management tools, and leadership--to deliver radically greater value in fast-moving markets.

For any leader eager to build a stronger, more responsive organization and for all those in HR, organizational development, and consulting who will shape and deliver it, this book provides a much-needed roadmap for reinvention.

Table of contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright
  3. Contents
  4. Preface
  5. 1. A New Organization: How Can Your Company Deliver Radically Greater Value?
  6. Part I: The Context: Responding to Fast-Changing Markets
    1. 2. The Environment: How Can You Recognize, Respond to, and Shape It?
    2. 3. Strategic Agility: How Can You Define a Pathway for Growth?
  7. Part II: The New Organizational Form: What a Market-Oriented Ecosystem Looks Like
    1. 4. Ecosystem Capabilities: How Can You Develop the Critical Capabilities of a Successful Ecosystem?
    2. 5. Morphology: How Should You Be Organized to Deliver Key Ecosystem Capabilities?
  8. Part III: Governance: How a Market-Oriented Ecosystem Works
    1. 6. Culture: How Can You Shape the Right Priorities and Behaviors in the Ecosystem?
    2. 7. Performance Accountability: How Can You Make People Accountable for Results and Motivated to Produce Them?
    3. 8. Idea Generation: How Can You Generate and Generalize Ideas That Will Have an Impact on the Ecosystem?
    4. 9. The Talent Pipeline: How Can You Bring In the Right Talent and Move It throughout the Ecosystem?
    5. 10. Information Sharing: How Can You Share Information, Data, and Tools within the Ecosystem?
    6. 11. Collaboration: How Can You Work Together to Get Things Done in the Ecosystem?
  9. Part IV: Turning Ideas into Impact: How to Lead a Market-Oriented Ecosystem
    1. 12. Leadership: What Can Leaders Do throughout an Organization to Make the Right Things Happen?
    2. 13. Transforming Your Organization: How Can You Adapt the Principles and Practices of Market-Oriented Ecosystems to Your Organization?
  10. Notes
  11. Index
  12. About the Authors

Product information

  • Title: Reinventing the Organization
  • Author(s): Arthur Yeung, Dave Ulrich
  • Release date: September 2019
  • Publisher(s): Harvard Business Review Press
  • ISBN: 9781633697713