August 20th 2018

CRF Survey Slide Pack: Designing Adaptable Organisations

Today’s organisations exist in a context of rapid and continuous change, digital disruption, and complexity. The key challenge for organisation designers in this context is to balance the organisation’s core tension between agility and scale.

CRF’s 2018 research report, Designing Adaptable Organisations for Tomorrow’s Challenges, explores these issues. We find that organisations’ ability to apply organisation design insights and best practice in order to adapt and remain competitive is underdeveloped.

Our research included a survey that assessed the current pace of change and redesign in organisations, organisational capability for design and for digital, and other challenges related to organisation design, such as credibility with leadership. Access this document to learn more about the survey results and to use the data in your own work.

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