February 6th 2019

Case Notes Compendium – Designing Adaptable Organisations for Tomorrow’s Challenges

Modern businesses experience many challenges in the face of the digital economy, with a need to balance agility against scale. This Case Notes Compendium draws together several examples of how businesses are responding to such challenges and adapting their organisation design to be fit-for-purpose in today's competitive, global and technology-driven landscape.

Case studies and topics include:

  • Achieving Enterprise and Market Agility at Avanade and Unilever
  • Agility and Digital Capability at L'Oreal
  • Strategic Decentralisation at Imperial Brands
  • Using OD to Develop Digital Capability at Rolls-Royce and Hilton
  • Organisation Design and Strategic Direction Change at Tate &Lyle, and more.

The case studies and accompanying commentary are drawn from our research report - Designing Adaptable Organisations for Tomorrow's Challenges



You May Also be Interested in

March 15th 2019

The Lateral Organisation: A Solution for Managing Complexity

This document provides a brief overview of the types of lateral capabilities needed to help organisations adapt and react to changes in the business environment. It also explores agility and scale, two core fundamentals in organisations, and how to balance these.

  • Tags
  • Organisation Development & Change
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
Read Article

October 9th 2018

The Future of Jobs, Work and Working

What will future jobs look like, and how can organisations anticipate, source, and deploy the skills and talent they will require to meet tomorrow’s strategic needs? Find out more about the upcoming CRF event on 29th and 30th October where we will explore these themes.

  • Tags
  • Organisation Development & Change
  • People Strategy
Read Event Document

March 23rd 2018

Organisation Design and Digital Capability Development

Are you looking to develop your digital capability? In this presentation, Amy Kates from Kates Kesler Organization Consulting, explores the common organisation design challenges organisations face, especially when looking to develop their digital offering. Relevant case studies and models are also explored in the presentation.

  • Tags
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
View Presentation

March 8th 2018

Designing Adaptable Organisations for Tomorrow's Challenges

The context for organisations today is characterised by complexity, rapid technological advances, and digital disruption. Organisations are experiencing fundamental shifts in their business models and have to constantly reinvent themselves in order to remain competitive. Indeed, 89% of respondents to our survey said their organisation had either recently reorganised or had a reorganisation underway. This research report reviews the latest thinking in organisation design, exploring how organisations are seeking to resolve a core tension: how to balance the need for agility and responsiveness to customer needs while achieving the benefits of operating at a global scale.

  • Tags
  • Organisation Development & Change
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
View Research

September 11th 2013

Emerging Approaches to Organisation Design - Interview with Dr. Susan Mohrman, USC

Dr. Susan Morhman (Senior Research Scientist with the Center for Effective Organisations at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California) highlights the impact of complexity on organisation design and identifies the 'next big thing' on the OD horizon.

  • Tags
  • Organisation Development & Change
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
Watch Video

October 15th 2013

Emerging Approaches to Organisation Design

How does one design an organisation? Explore different models and influences shaping the current thinking in OD space.

View Presentation