Archive for the ‘Organisation Design’ category

Learning to be and be together: what gets missed in organisation design

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March 12th, 2020

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In my last blog post, the second in this series of four, I began to look at the different types of learning that are involved in ultimately being able to ‘do’ Organisation Design well. I used what Maureen O’Hara and Graham Leicester offer as a frame for learning in  21st Century organisations and leadership, beginning […]

Learning to know about organisation design

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November 28th, 2019

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In my last blog post, I considered what actually learning about Organisation Design entails, and where to focus. I began by suggesting a number of principles that might usefully underpin your approach to learning about and how to ‘do’ Organisation Design, and in this post I am going to unpack what learning really means in […]

Building a workforce of diverse talent

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November 27th, 2019

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Meysam Poorkavoos and Ana Karakusevic What does the future hold for the workplace?  We can’t step into a time machine to find the answer, but we know already that automation and AI will have a huge impact and there is growing disquiet about the skills and capabilities that humans will need in the future. Research […]

So you want to learn about Organisation Design do you? Here are four organisational design principles to get you started…

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October 29th, 2019

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The need to re-structure and change organisations has been around for centuries. Whether it be the odd Roman Emperor rearranging his palaces to fit in a new arena, Kings and Queens purging minions and installing whole new departments of acolytes, right through to football managers, Prime Ministers and Presidents (although given current trends ‘organisation’ is […]

What is an Organisation Development Practitioner?

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May 16th, 2019

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And would you like to become one, or hire one for your organisation? Let’s start with the basics: do you know what an Organisation Development practitioner is? Back in 2015, Roffey Park’s Management Agenda survey investigated the main barriers to effective organisational development, and found the most common response was “managers don’t know what it […]