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.


  • How the public sector can remain agile beyond times of crisis
    25 May 17
    Public-sector organizations have shown they can be nimble in a crisis. Focusing on agility could help them keep pace with changing needs during challenges—and beyond.
  • How good is your company’s internal customer experience?
    24 May 17
    To excel with customers, frontline employees need high-level service from core support functions. Société Générale’s group head of corporate resources and innovation explains how to achieve such symmetry.
  • When the customer experience starts at home
    24 May 17
    To serve end customers better, begin with your employees.
  • Product managers for the digital world
    24 May 17
    The role of the product manager is expanding due to the growing importance of data in decision making, an increased customer and design focus, and the evolution of software-development methodologies.
  • Transforming Education, One Student At A Time
    23 May 17
    Shutterstock Personalized learning is a hot topic in the field of education right now. Aside from some remote exceptions, the concept has struggled to gain broad adoption. Conversations with those working across the sector echo what we’re hearing from thought leaders – that there are some…
  • Holding patterns
    14 May 17
    Last week I was reminded of my aeons ago primary school experience of having to bring in something for the ‘nature table’ and then being made to stand up and show it to my classmates and tell them about it. I liked the clump of sheep’s wool I’d pulled off some barbed wire complete with all…
  • The challenge of taking complexity seriously
    10 May 17
    I recently came across a blogpost entitled, Simple Thinking in a Complex World is a Recipe for Disaster. It was written by Prof. David Green of Monash University in Australia. In it, he cautions against the tendency to oversimplify the…



  • The rise of €1m salaried Chief Information Security Officers
    27 May 17
    CISO role turns into a boardroom position as cyber-security jumps up the agenda. Salaries for CISOs top €1m as threat of data breaches grows. European businesses are increasingly appointing Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) to their…
  • Homeworking up by 152,000 in 2016
    27 May 17
    The number of employees who usually work from home increased by 152,000 last year, according to new analysis published by the TUC to mark National Work From Home Day. The analysis shows that more than 1.6 million employees (1 in 16) worked…
  • Wellbeing coaching is as good for a business as it is for employees' health — here's why
    26 May 17
    The mind is the most powerful tool you have. Most people are aware of this, but sometimes employers forget that this is where the creativity, ideas, and value of their staff lies. According to Christopher Harvey, the founder of professional…
  • Ethnicity pay gap reporting: how would it work?
    26 May 17
    Both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats have pledged to introduce ethnicity pay gap reporting if they come to power… The post Ethnicity pay gap reporting: how would it work? appeared first on Personnel Today . 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