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.


  • Kraft Heinz’s Culture Crisis
    19 Apr 18
    (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) On Wall Street, a good sell-side analyst researches and understands the company she/he is providing opinion on and, with the benefit of that knowledge, they provide buy/hold/sell guidance to the company’s investors and potential investors. It is noteworthy…
  • FRTB reloaded: The need for a fundamental revamp of trading-risk infrastructure
    18 Apr 18
    Investing in infrastructure isn’t glamorous. But a thoughtful rebuild will pay dividends for years to come.
  • Society 3.0: Using technology to improve public goods
    18 Apr 18
    Vodafone Group CEO Vittorio Colao discusses why technology should not merely increase productivity but also benefit society at large.
  • Visualizing the uses and potential impact of AI and other analytics
    17 Apr 18
    This interactive data visualization shows the potential value created by artificial intelligence and other analytics techniques for 19 industries and nine business functions.
  • How are traditional asset managers looking at private markets?
    17 Apr 18
    With traditional and alternative asset management converging, an era of “coopetition” may be ahead.
  • Organisation development: a bold explorer’s guide
    3 Apr 18
    This month sees the publication of the book that James Traeger and I have been working on over the last year or so. It has been a project where we have been keen to put the art of everyday interaction at the centre of organisation development (OD). We wanted to write a book that gave confidence…
  • Are “shared values” the norm?
    27 Mar 18
    In Informal Coalitions, I challenged the widely held view that people need to share the same values, if organizations (and society more generally) are to function effectively. I referred to this again recently, as a brief aside during a session…



  • Almost half of IT employees feel stressed out
    20 Apr 18
    Almost half (45%) of people working in IT feel stressed, as organisations try to tackle the increasing threat of cybercrime, … The post Almost half of IT employees feel stressed out appeared first on Personnel Today .
  • Businesses failing to connect useful workers together
    20 Apr 18
    Powerful bosses can be “blind” to gaps in workplace connections between employees, finds useful new research by academics in the UK, the US and Germany. Contributors Blaine Landis and Martin Kilduff of UCL School of Management, Jochen Menges…
  • Green jobs booming – recycling up, solar down
    20 Apr 18
    Job opportunities treble for Recycling Workers as Britons become more eco-conscious. Demand also rises for Environmental Scientists, Environmental Technicians and Wind Turbine Technicians. But is the sun setting on solar? Solar Technician …
  • 18 of the highest-paid jobs you can get working for the Royal Family
    19 Apr 18
    Are you obsessed with the Royal Family? Have you always wanted to have Her Majesty the Queen as your boss? Then today’s your lucky day, because there are currently a number of jobs with decent salaries up for grabsat the Royal Household….


  • Semantic Distances for Technology Landscape Visualization
    20 Apr 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?
    20 Apr 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
    20 Apr 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 …
  • The placebo ratchet
    20 Apr 18
    A placebo that works becomes more powerful. Which makes it more likely to work next time. It’s that simple, but it’s magic. Placebos work for two reasons: The confidence they create makes it more likely our body will respond, our…   … 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