September 11th 2013

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

Following the publication of our report, 'Emerging Approaches to Organisation Design', 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.

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Emerging Approaches to Organisation Design

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