The Horizontal Organization: What the Organization of the Future Actually Looks Like and How it Delivers Value to Customers, by Frank Ostroff provides first truly viable various to the age-outdated vertical alignment. In truth, the vertical design all but guarantees fragmented duties, overspecialization, fiefdoms, turf wars, the urge to control from the top–all of the negatives that foster organizational paralysis.
Indeed, this text provides full view of what the group of the longer term seems like and the way it works. The concept of horizontal group has been hailed in Fortune as “a model company for the following fifty years” and in a Enterprise Week cover story as “the real thing.”
Author provides the primary workable street map. He describes what the horizontal organization is, what it looks like, why it is vital, how it helps enhance efficiency, the place it’s appropriate, and easy methods to develop it. The book incorporates actual case examples that present how main international companies (and one federal company) have used Ostroff’s ideas to satisfy their competitive goals.
We see how a horizontal design radically improved the efficiency of OSHA (the federal agency that oversees occupational safety), reworking it from a bureaucratic enforcer of rules to a proactive downside-solver in a concerted effort to enhance working circumstances and save lives. And we see how Xerox mixed each vertical and horizontal design successfully, a case that underscores when a agency can greatest use the horizontal group to realize their goals.
The Horizontal Organization provides us the complete picture. This book presents the primary usable roadmap to the twenty-first-century firm. It is a book everybody who desires to radically enhance the efficiency of their group will need to read.
The Horizontal Organization : What the Organization of the Future Actually Looks Like and How it Delivers Value to Customers [Hardcover]
Oxford University Press, USA; 1 edition (February 4, 1999)