Background Note | HBS Case Collection | December 1992 (Revised September 1994)

Note on Organizational Effectiveness

by Michael Beer


Discusses what is meant by organizational effectiveness. First, the concept of organizations as social systems is introduced. Second, a model of organization effectiveness is introduced and discussed.

Keywords: Organizational Design; Performance Efficiency;


Beer, Michael. "Note on Organizational Effectiveness." Harvard Business School Background Note 493-044, December 1992. (Revised September 1994.)