The program provides a toolkit of the most powerful methods and frameworks used in organization design work. Most of the time is spent using the tools on organization challenges: case studies, participant’s own organizations and examples from the faculty. Solutions to these challenges can involve changes to organizational structure, linking processes, job roles, people choices, incentives, decision authorities, accountabilities and other dimensions of an effective organization.
The faculty - an academic, two consultants and an executive - help participants understand:
- How to align an organization with its strategy, and how to assess whether the existing organisation fits the strategy
- The tools for organization design work, such as the ‘nine tests of good design’, ‘value chain maps’, ‘organization models’ and ‘design principles’
- The process of organization design: the steps of analysis, who should be involved, their role in the process and how long it should take.
- What methods other participants have used in their organization design work
The program is loosely based on the book Designing Effective Organisations by Michael Goold and Andrew Campbell. If you’d like to explore Andrew Campbell’s blog on organisation and operating models please visit here