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.


  • Small doesn’t mean unprofitable: Unlocking new value from small-to-medium metal and mining projects
    19 Jan 18
    Managing smaller projects with increased rigor and a through-cycle mentality can help companies to capture significant untapped value.
  • Delivering through diversity
    18 Jan 18
    Our latest research reinforces the link between diversity and company financial performance—and suggests how organizations can craft better inclusion strategies for a competitive edge.
  • Retraining and reskilling workers in the age of automation
    18 Jan 18
    Executives increasingly see investing in retraining and “upskilling” existing workers as an urgent business priority that companies, not governments, must lead on.
  • The five trademarks of agile organizations
    17 Jan 18
    Agile organizations—of any size and across industries—have five key elements in common.
  • Modern CRM Drives Relationship And Revenue
    17 Jan 18
    CRM is more than two decades old. Companies initially used it to provide “inside-out” efficiencies – operational efficiencies for sales, marketing, and customer service organizations. Companies would easily argue its’ business benefits by measuring operational metrics that were…
  • Leadership development in a fragile state
    15 Jan 18
    My colleague Nick Sarra and I were asked to work with some practicing managers and leaders in what is usually described as a ‘fragile state’ in Africa. The country has been plunged into conflict for decades, and this has had a profound effect on social relations and the ability to get things…
  • Looking Beyond The Usual Suspects: An Evolved Leadership Perspective
    15 Jan 18
    Unusual suspects bias. What percentage of your day, week or month are you working to help others succeed?  Whether you lead 10 people or 10,000, to what degree do you find yourself coaching the same circumscribed group of individuals to fulfill their potential while others remain relatively…



  • Ofsted cannot cope with apprentice trainer workload
    23 Jan 18
    The education regulator has admitted struggling to deal with the number of companies offering training following the introduction of the… The post Ofsted cannot cope with apprentice trainer workload appeared first on Personnel Today .
  • More protection needed against sexual harassment by third parties
    23 Jan 18
    The law should be strengthened to protect women from sexual harassment by third parties, as well as colleagues, a gender… The post More protection needed against sexual harassment by third parties appeared first on Personnel Today .
  • Inflation down, but we’re not out of the woods
    23 Jan 18
    Inflation edging down in December is welcome given the pressures on households and anaemic wage growth. But it is only a small fall and we’re not out of the woods yet. Contributor Jacob Deppe, Head of Trading – Infinox . What remains…
  • Ever-increasing length of compliance checks causing uncertainty
    23 Jan 18
    One of the UK’s leading tax experts today weighed into the debate emerging from news that HMRC investigations into large companies have increased in length over the last financial year. Prolonged HMRC investigations can have a negative…


  • Semantic Distances for Technology Landscape Visualization
    23 Jan 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?
    23 Jan 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
    23 Jan 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 …
  • Controlling Your Emotions During a Negotiation
    23 Jan 18
    Moshe Cohen, a senior lecturer at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, says you can’t take the emotion out of a negotiation. After all, negotiations revolve around conflict, risk, and reward — which are inherently… 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