Design Organisation



This website is for people who want to keep in touch with the latest thinking in organisation design, development and change management – a network portal for both the established international community of OD professionals and those new to the practice seeking to know more.

You will find aggregated links to a range of OD blogs written by key academics and industry leaders who continue to shape the theory and inform the practice of OD. This site includes a guide to OD, resources, tools, videos and links to other OD websites, business blogs and breaking news about major companies and current human resource issues.

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Organisation Design is the deliberate process of configuring structures, processes, reward systems, people practices and policies to enable organisations to achieve their mission and strategy…
A high-level scan on the thinking, models and OD approaches recommended by leading OD academics and industry specialists…
Check-out our toolkit for OD managers to use at each step of the process, from design through to delivery…
Find out which operating model might be most appropriate to help shape your organisation…
A selection of useful videos found on YouTube…
Links from around the internet to OD and HR websites…

Forget personality – a thinkpiece on restructuring teams…

A scribbled thinkpiece from Q5’s Andy Cottrill on how to think about restructuring teams and businesses.


  • Strong aggregate demand: Critical for reaping benefits of digitisation
    22 Mar 18
    Although digitisation offers a potential way back from the slowdown of productivity growth, its benefits will require a strengthening of aggregate demand, write Jacques Bughin, Hans-Helmut Kotz, and Jan Mischke in Vox.
  • Legacy Is A Choice, Not A Coincidence – And Other Lessons Learned From Stephen Hawking
    20 Mar 18
    (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) It’s hard to stop thinking about him. So much good has already been shared about Stephen Hawking’s life, challenges and contributions that I’m resisting my urge to add to the volume of praise. We probably already agree on this point anyway – we’ve had an unspeakably…
  • Digitizing dairy in China
    19 Mar 18
    The CEO of China’s second-largest dairy company describes how data and artificial intelligence are shaking up how he does business.
  • The CEO of Guardian Life on talent in an age of digital disruption
    18 Mar 18
    By rethinking its approach to talent management and introducing agile working practices, the company aims to stay a step ahead of disruptive competitors.
  • United Airlines – We Need To Talk. And It’s Not Me, It’s You.
    15 Mar 18
    (Photo by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images) United, we’ve been together for five years now, but we need to talk. I want to start off by saying that this isn’t the end for us, but I have been having some serious concerns about our relationship lately. I still remember when we first put a “status…
  • Extending the use of episode analytics beyond alternative payment models
    15 Mar 18
    Payers (and providers) that have dismissed bundled payments or treated it as a narrow part of their strategies may under-appreciate the value of episode analytics in improving core business functions.
  • Salesforce Nicely Rounds Out Its B2B CRM With CloudCraze
    14 Mar 18
    On March 12, Salesforce announced its intent to acquire CloudCraze, a B2B eCommerce application. This savvy and long-anticipated move nicely rounds out its broad CRM portfolio and supports B2B customers through their engagement journey. This eCommerce application is a fundamentally different…



  • GDPR; travel companies must protect their most valuable asset
    24 Mar 18
    Data is often a travel company’s most valuable asset; without a list of existing and past customers, travel companies can’t generate repeat customer sales. With the new General Data Projection Regulation (GDPR) fast approaching, how companies…
  • Consumer Price Inflation fall is a relief
    24 Mar 18
    The fall in Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) in February will bring some welcome relief to hard pressed households, particularly as it is a bigger fall than was expected. Contributor Jacob Deppe, Head of Trading – Infinox . It could also…
  • UNLEASH 2018: HR professionals urged to embrace rather than fear change
    23 Mar 18
    If there was one consistent theme etched through this week’s UNLEASH conference (formerly HR Tech World) it was not to… The post UNLEASH 2018: HR professionals urged to embrace rather than fear change appeared first on Personnel Today . …
  • 4 companies that give staff paid time off when they get a puppy
    23 Mar 18
    Welcoming a new puppy into your home isn’t always easy. It can be time consuming getting your new furry friend to settle in. Luckily, a few companies offer “pawternity leave” so you can spend some time together. Happy National Puppy Day! Anyone…


  • Semantic Distances for Technology Landscape Visualization
    24 Mar 18
    This paper presents a novel approach to the visualization of research domains in science and technology. The proposed methodology is based on the use of bibliometrics; i.e., analysis is conducted using information regarding trends and patterns…
  • Capital Controls and Macroprudential Measures: What Are They Good For?
    24 Mar 18
    Are capital controls and macroprudential measures successful in achieving their objectives? Assessing their effectiveness is complicated by selection bias and endogeneity; countries which change their capital-flow management measures (CFMs)…
  • The Components of Private Equity Performance: Implications for Portfolio Choice
    24 Mar 18
    We use a proprietary database of private equity returns to measure the excess return of private equity over public equity and to partition it into two components: an asset class alpha and compensation for illiquidity. Our evidence suggests …
  • Smartphone Battery Life Would Suck If It Weren’t For These Guys
    24 Mar 18
    John Hennessy and David Patterson’s 1980s breakthrough made mobile gadgets possible. Now their gaze is on a new computing revolution. Your phone’s battery life could always be better, but it could have been much worse. Decades… dynamically generates aggregated content from other external website feeds in date and time order. is not responsible for content displayed from external websites and any views expressed are not those of