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.


  • Delivering a world-class integration in oil and gas
    24 Feb 17
    Transition CEO Huibert Vigeveno discusses what worked in Royal Dutch Shell’s integration of BG Group, its biggest acquisition in more than a century.
  • The new battleground for marketing-led growth
    24 Feb 17
    In the digital age, consumers are always shopping around. New research shows that hooking them early is the strongest path to growth.
  • Capturing the value of good quality in medical devices
    24 Feb 17
    Improving quality can bring costs down significantly. New analysis and industry examples suggest a way forward for device makers.
  • Navigating through uncertainty in US commercial insurance distribution
    23 Feb 17
    In order to continue to thrive in the changing landscape, US commercial lines insurers will need to enhance the value they deliver and develop new services that meet the evolving needs of brokers and insureds.
  • Failure as a form of helpful feedback
    20 Feb 17
    I’d given myself the task today of starting chapter 3 of the new edition of my book. But instead I’ve decided to write on learning from failure which is a topic I discussed in several conversations this past week. However, in the spirit of things, I’m wondering what I’m learning from failing…
  • Get ready for Business Intelligence market next wave of M&A
    17 Feb 17
    Business intelligence (BI) is a runaway locomotive that keeps picking up speed in terms of enterprise interest, adoption, and spending levels. The result: Forrester now tracks 73(!) vendors in the segment. Their architectures and user interfaces vary, but they support similar use cases. Forrester…
  • Top three trends in people analytics and the future of work 2017 (PAFOW, San Francisco)
    14 Feb 17
    OrgVue Blog Last week, my colleague Russ Clarke and I had the pleasure of attending the People Analytics and the Future of Work Conference held in San Francisco (PAFOW 2017) . Hosted by Al Adamsen and David Green , the conference featured many leaders in the people analytics space. Here are…




  • Semantic Distances for Technology Landscape Visualization
    27 Feb 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 Feb 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 Feb 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 …
  • You Rang? I Called Hotel Room Service—And Got A Robot
    27 Feb 17
    Meet “Botlr,” the robotic butler who can get around on its own and bring you those late-night needs—from drinks to snacks and extra towels. Meet “Botlr,” the robotic butler who can get around on its own and bring you those late-night needs… 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