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.


  • Telling a good innovation story
    20 Jul 18
    Appealing to people’s emotions helps new ideas cut through the clutter.
  • The US cutting-tools market: What changes lie ahead?
    20 Jul 18
    A new approach to segment strategy, distribution, and pricing can help companies win in the evolving cutting-tools market.
  • The future of mobility in India’s passenger-vehicle market
    20 Jul 18
    Incumbents in the automotive industry should prepare for a changing landscape as India grows into the world’s third-largest passenger-vehicle market and global trends disrupt the sector.
  • Advice from Silicon Valley: How tech-sector practices can promote innovation in government
    20 Jul 18
    Public-sector leaders recently met with leaders from the region’s most innovative companies to learn about their culture of innovation firsthand. Here’s what they heard.
  • Disrupting The Disrupted: Danone’s Pursuit To Dominate The Food Industry
    19 Jul 18
    Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Like most industries, disruption has become the norm for the food industry. An unprecedented level of options for both food products and their delivery method, a shift in consumer demands toward healthy and sustainable foods, and the new generation of…
  • Three Meltdowns Endangering The AT&T | Time Warner Merger
    16 Jul 18
    KENA BETANCUR | AFP/Getty Images In some respects, the news might have been expected. As Barron’s reported this weekend , the maneuvering (perhaps political?) that has led the Department of Justice to take a closer look (and appeal) the proposed $81 billion merger between ATT and Time Warner…
  • Why Are Some People Disengaged At Work?
    15 Jul 18
    Shutterstock Are they really disengaged, or is it possible that you’ve just decided they are? Maybe you’ve read the tea leaves of their behavior, drawn a conclusion and painted them into a corner – poised to meet an expectation you’ve already set in your mind. This is not an unnatural or …



  • Employment tribunal cases jump 39% after fees abolished
    20 Jul 18
    Acas has seen a 39% jump in the number of cases that have gone to an employment tribunal since fees… The post Employment tribunal cases jump 39% after fees abolished appeared first on Personnel Today .
  • Development opportunities need manager buy-in to succeed
    20 Jul 18
    HR practices that aim to develop employees’ skills for current or future roles will only be successful with the support… The post Development opportunities need manager buy-in to succeed appeared first on Personnel Today .
  • Delivering impact and results for Learning & Development
    20 Jul 18
    Enabling LD professionals to explore, understand and act upon the latest progress in the sphere of LD, the World of Learning Conference Exhibition takes place at Birmingham’s NEC on 16 17 October. Combining a world-class conference with …
  • The 34 most dangerous jobs in America
    19 Jul 18
    Some of the most dangerous jobs have a much higher risk of fatal or non-fatal injuries than others. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we found the 34 jobs that had the highest rates of fatal injuries in 2016. Some jobs have a…


  • Semantic Distances for Technology Landscape Visualization
    20 Jul 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?
    20 Jul 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
    20 Jul 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 …
  • What does TED look for in its Fellows?
    20 Jul 18
    Every year, TED opens applications for its new group of TED Fellows. We get thousands of applications from all corners of the world, representing every field under the sun — marine mammal conservation, biomechatronics, Khmer dance, space… 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