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.


  • AI Will Fundamentally Transform Customer Service
    27 Jul 17
    AI improves the economics and capabilities of everything around us. Amazon and Netflix recommend products based on our history, Yahoo and Facebook tag photos, Waze and Google get us to our destination more effectively, Lyft and Uber precisely communicate arrival times of our drivers. Consumers…
  • How will same-day and on-demand delivery evolve in urban markets?
    26 Jul 17
    Delivery start-ups have struck a chord with consumers. But brick-and-mortar retailers and parcel services could still compete by playing to their strengths.
  • Why your call center is only getting noisier
    26 Jul 17
    Investing in digital solutions to reduce call volumes and costs may not pay off if customer experience isn’t central to the effort.
  • Creating value through sustainable design
    25 Jul 17
    Companies can promote sustainability by following good design practices to provide innovative and aesthetically pleasing solutions for customers and users.
  • A business leader’s guide to agile
    25 Jul 17
    Agile promises rapidly evolving software and substantial business benefits, but it requires new habits from everyone: from IT and from business partners.
  • Digital ecosystems – any thoughts?
    25 Jul 17
    Jim sent me an email last week saying: ‘I am doing a webinar on ecosystems and with all the hoopla on digital ecosystems in HBR recently I think there is a possible org design perspective on this.’ He went on to mention alliance management functions, ecosystems of the future, and centralized…
  • Algorithmic organization design: let's not be greedy
    19 Jul 17
    This week I started reading Aurora , a sci-fi novel by Kim Stanley Robinson. I hadn’t read anything he’d written before but I got intrigued when I read an interview with him in which he was talking about positive futures. His view is that ‘the stories we tell have the power to shape our future…



  • Government asks committee to look into post-Brexit immigration
    27 Jul 17
    The Government has commissioned an in-depth report into how immigration will be managed after Brexit. Home secretary Amber Rudd has… The post Government asks committee to look into post-Brexit immigration appeared first on Personnel Today…
  • Should HR own customer experience?
    27 Jul 17
    Is it time for organisations to face up to the difficult question of who owns customer experience? Where should HR… The post Should HR own customer experience? appeared first on Personnel Today .
  • Will the BBC’s gender pay gap impact the future of the law?
    27 Jul 17
    Following the controversy around the BBC and who is paid what, the broadcaster is under increased public and legal scrutiny. Michelle Gray, head of employment at law firm, berg , discusses the expose and why SMEs should also take note of the…
  • Government’s economic plan “built on sand” says union
    27 Jul 17
    If Government’s austerity programme was supposed to help the economy – it’s failed. GMB union has today called for Government action on low pay, a plan for decent jobs and government investment in industry as the UK’s growth flatlines…


  • Semantic Distances for Technology Landscape Visualization
    27 Jul 17
    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?
    27 Jul 17
    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
    27 Jul 17
    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 …
  • Build Your Portfolio Career
    27 Jul 17
    Kabir Sehgal, a corporate strategist, Grammy-winning producer, investment banker, bestselling author, and military reserve officer, talks about building and thriving in a portfolio career. He discusses the benefits of pursuing diverse interests… 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