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.


  • Is IBM Watson WorkSpace The Answer To Our Digital Disorder?
    27 Oct 16
    Bouncing among cognitive sessions and weaving though the crowds, it’s not clear what hurts the most, my feet or my brain. How much of this are we to believe? What is actually deployable, affordable, and usable by mere humans, and when? The cognitive exuberance at World of Watson (WOW) was…
  • Grow fast or die slow: Focusing on customer success to drive growth
    26 Oct 16
    Technology and software companies spend millions acquiring new customers, yet customer retention is what separates top performers from their competitors.
  • Key trends in digital wealth management—and what to do about them
    26 Oct 16
    While clients are slow to take advantage of digital advice offerings, those who do are happier and the tide continues to rise.
  • How infrastructure companies deliver real benefits
    26 Oct 16
    The best projects provide, connect, and produce sustainable outcomes.
  • Fine-tuning family businesses for a new era
    26 Oct 16
    Family businesses were the particular beneficiaries of three decades of favorable global economics. Now operating a la familia should prompt soul-searching about how they manage their unique strengths.
  • HR Tech World 2016: How to make the case for investing in analytics
    26 Oct 16
    OrgVue Blog Day 1 at HR Tech World Congress Paris was jam-packed with inspirations and illustrious talks from the world’s best visionaries. David Green’s forum on Smart Data was no exception. During the forum,   Jana Brown  spoke about clever ways for HR to get budget support from the…
  • Too many direct reports
    24 Oct 16
    Last week I was talking with someone with ‘too many direct reports’. I’ve been here before and commonly the statement comes with a request to know what the ‘right’ number of direct reports is that someone should have. Fortunately this wasn’t part of the conversation I had in this instance…



  • Apprenticeship levy: funding policy from May 2017 finalised
    27 Oct 16
    The Government has published its final apprenticeship funding policy, which includes additional funding for young persons and apprentices from disadvantaged… The post Apprenticeship levy: funding policy from May 2017 finalised appeared first…
  • Employers cautious about pay awards in the year ahead
    27 Oct 16
    Many employees are set to see their pay eroded over the next year as inflation rises and employers keep pay… The post Employers cautious about pay awards in the year ahead appeared first on Personnel Today .
  • Sexual harassment award: £14,000 for injury to feelings not excessive
    27 Oct 16
    Zoe Lomax examines an EAT decision on the level of compensation for injury to feelings dictated by the three Vento bands. The post Sexual harassment award: £14,000 for injury to feelings not excessive appeared first on Personnel Today .
  • Gig economy worker rights inquiry announced
    27 Oct 16
    The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has launched an inquiry into the changing nature of work and the… The post Gig economy worker rights inquiry announced appeared first on Personnel Today .


  • Semantic Distances for Technology Landscape Visualization
    28 Oct 16
    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?
    28 Oct 16
    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
    28 Oct 16
    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 …
  • It’s about our time: The talks of Session 2 of TEDWomen 2016
    27 Oct 16
    We depend on each other, and we can accomplish very little if we can’t work together. What better way is there to spend our time than with each other? Hosted by journalists (and married couple) Courtney E. Martin and John Cary, Session… 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