It is widely recognised that the way organisations are designed to deliver has a profound effect not only on their ability to execute their strategy successfully, but also on the rapid identification and realisation of factors that will affect their overall performance and continued success, such as:

* Entrepreneurial opportunities;
* The creation of fulfilling, meaningful client and employee experiences;
* Optimal resource deployment and utilisation;
* The efficiency of its mode of working;
* The optimal focus of people energy;
* A high-level of people engagement; and
* The healthiness of its culture and dynamics.

Organisations can indeed compete by design.

The purpose of Designing Fit-for-Purpose Organisations is to give readers insight into Organisational Design (OD) as a key executive leadership task: the Where, Why, Whereto, When, Who, What, and How of OD. The book comprehensively covers the practice of OD as critical organisational discipline. Designing Fit-for-Purpose Organisations will empower readers with the tools to architect fit-for-purpose organisational operating models for a hyper-turbulent, hyper-fluid and hyper-connected world.

Designing Fit-for-Purpose Organisations is unique in that:

1. It seamlessly merges the latest theory and practice of OD by giving equal weight to both theory-informed OD practice and practice-informed OD theory.

2. It presents, for the first time, a comprehensive and integrated OD approach and process made up of all three design levels: strategic, tactical and operational and dimensions: horizontal, vertical and lateral. At present the field is highly-fragmented and siloed, usually focusing on only one level or dimension.

3. The target audience for Designing Fit-for-Purpose Organisations are the organisational leaders who need to architect organisational designs that deliver effectively, as well as OD experts who must advise them accordingly. Designing Fit-for-Purpose Organisations can also be used for teaching OD at the post-graduate level.