This is a great step-by-step how-to manual on defining and changing the design of your company. If you're facing such challenges and have only time to read one thing, read this. It is omniscient, efficient and sufficient.
A must read for C-Suite execs interested in cutting the fat and preserving the muscle. Mastering the Cube: Overcoming Stumbling Blocks and Building an Organization that Works is a blueprint for smart, engaging cost reduction and efficiency no matter the circumstances.
The 8 stumbling blocks are an excellent reminder of the all-too-often misguided approach and beliefs at play within businesses tackling organization transformation and change. Mastering the Cube offers thoughtful and practical wisdom and techniques for any leader who seeks to ensure that the organization design efforts they undertake are aligned with strategy and result in sustainable business impact.
This book doesn't sugar coat the tough choices with which organization leaders are confronted For those who have the courage to move forward, Mastering the Cube is a practical and valuable guide to aligning organization "choices" to strategy. I found the guidance equally applicable to all types of organizations: for-profit, government, and non-profit.
Mastering the Cube is a guide organization architects can use to maneuver through the critical steps to produce an organization that works. Nicely done.
I not only endorse the concept and principles in this book, I’ve implemented them in my business. As a CEO I have learned that an organization perfectly delivers what it is designed to deliver. No doubt the best practices shared in this book have been a key driver to our company’s success.
Mastering the Cube represents a no nonsense and pragmatic approach to the challenges facing so many of our organizations. Filled with compelling examples, this myth buster will help leaders and organization practitioners alike in building a more aligned organization. Deshler, Smith, and Von Feldt provide us with some highly applicable building blocks and the core ingredients to chart a new path of change in these dynamic times.