Emerging Approaches to Organisation Design

11 September 2013

Trinity House, Trinity Square, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4DH

Today’s large global organisations grapple with the challenges of designing to both achieve global scale and address local needs. This session will review the latest thinking on designing organisations that have to organise for effectiveness on multiple dimensions.

Who is it for?

HR Directors and senior OD and HR professionals involved in organisation design.

Overview
Today’s large global organisations grapple with the challenges of designing to both achieve global scale and address local needs, while operating within a context of ever-increasing complexity and interconnectedness. This session will review the latest thinking on designing organisations that have to organise for effectiveness on multiple dimensions: function, product, customer, geography, balancing innovation with effective core operations and agility.

Content

The report and workshop will explore new principles of organisation design, focusing on three key domains:

• How global organisations can successfully house aspects of hierarchy along with lateral, flexible network functioning.
• The opportunities and challenges of new technologies and work designs: what new ways of functioning do organisations need to learn?
• Achieving effective governance in a globally networked organisation.

Each of the three domains will be discussed at the meeting through an interactive case study where participants discuss the challenges faced by the organisation and how they might be addressed. Steps that organisations can take to acquire the capabilities needed and high-impact interventions that can help organisations become more proficient will be highlighted throughout.