Organisation design is the process and outcome of shaping an organisational structure to align it with the business purpose and context in which it exists.

Organisation development is the planned and systematic enabling of sustained performance in an organisation through the involvement of its people. Here you’ll find information on organisation design and development, organisation effectiveness and transformation, reorganisation, restructuring, organisation tools, techniques and diagnostics.

Design and development

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Organisation design

A guide to organisation design approaches, the types of organisational structures, and the factors which influence the choice of organisation design

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Organisation development

Explore the history of organisation development, the 'interventions' involved, and the relationship between organisation development and HR

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Podcasts

OD: taking the business with you?

With organisations facing near constant change, this episode focuses on strategies for organisational design and development and how involving stakeholders and effective communication is key to smooth implementation.

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Culture

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International culture

Frameworks for understanding national culture covering Schein's three levels, Hofstede's four dimensions, and Trompenaars's seven key differences

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Job design and workforce planning

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Job design

Introductory guidance covering the evolution and objectives of job design, the factors affecting it, and the approaches to designing jobs

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Workforce planning

A guide to the activities involved in workforce planning, 'hard' and 'soft' approaches, the stages of the process, and an action point list

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Business analysis tools

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