Subject: Business / Management
What is organizational design? How is it like and how unlike design of a manufacturing process (for example, automobile production)? [You might wish to consider Jeanne Liedtka’s arguments here (“In defense of strategy as design”).]
Organizations have both formal and informal (tacit) structures. How can we predict the effects of calculated and deliberate organizational change on informal networks and structures? How can we mitigate against unanticipated and unintended consequences of organizational redesign?