Organizational Design Strategy - A Case Study on Nevada State College

25 Pages Posted: 4 Dec 2008

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Grace S. Thomson

Center for Excellence in Applied Research & Traning

Date Written: September 7, 2007

Abstract

This paper presents a proposal of re-design strategy for a higher education institution located in the Southwest. The first section of the document will provide the theoretical background about organizational design archetypes (Overholt, 2003), organizational structure (Galbraith, 1974) and strategic planning (Hambrick & Fredrickson, 2005). The second section presents a background of the organization and the rationale of selection of the archetype that best fits its organizational structure. The third and fourth sections elaborates on seven sub-systems that configure NSC characteristic of flexible organization (Overholt, 2003) addressing mission, genetic core, philosophy, organizational culture, internal and external environment, and people systems and rewards. This document attempts to bridge theory and practice with the application of models that are significant, valid, and useful for strategic design.

Keywords: flexible organizations, organizational design, business strategy diamond, organizational structure, people-centered approach, organizational archetypes, Overholt, Gluck, Drazin & Howard

JEL Classification: D20, D21, D22, D23

Suggested Citation

Thomson, Grace S., Organizational Design Strategy - A Case Study on Nevada State College (September 7, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1310891 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1310891

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