April 22nd 2019

Speed Read: Designing Adaptable Organisations for Tomorrow’s Challenges

This speed read summarises the key findings from the report, Designing Adaptable Organisations for Tomorrow's Challenges. The purpose of the document is to examine organisation design as an essential piece of the HR practitioner's tool kit. Specifically, the following is outlined:

  • The context for organisational design - including rapid and continuous change, digital disruption and complexity
  • How can we design and activate an effective organisation model?
  • What are the five activators of the operational model?
  • What possible tensions may arise in relation to organisation design?
  • How can we apply the principles of organisation design to today's strategic challenges?

The full research report is available to CRF member's only. Please see the full report for additional explorations of organisation design and how to incorporate it effectively into the HR function of your organisation.

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