Archive for the ‘Organisation Design’ category

The Importance of Wellbeing in Organisations in a Crisis Situation

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June 13th, 2020

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Wellbeing in the workplace: How important is well-being in organisations in crisis situations? How do we create it? Does it mean thinking differently about staff, leadership and organisation? Well-being in the workplace is more important than ever because of the coronavirus crisis: learn how to evaluate and strengthen your organisation’s culture. Covid-19 has brought new […]

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 […]