Organizational Design Fit
The objective of strategic organizational design is to obtain total design fit: strategic fit, contingency fit, and design parameter fit. These criteria were developed in Chapter 1. Briefly, strategic fit is fit among the input factors: leadership style, climate, size, environment, technology, and strategy. Contingency fit ensures that the contingency relations -if-then statements - have been followed and are compatible with each other. These relationships have been developed in Chapters 3–8. Design parameter fit considers the compatibility of the design recommendations on configuration, formalization, centralization, and so on. Total design fit is a consideration of all three fit criteria simultaneously. To illustrate we examine the case, Charles Jones.
KeywordsOrganizational Complexity Leadership Style Organizational Design Virtual Network Certainty Factor
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