Strategic Organization Design
April 12 - May 17
Deepen your understanding and sharpen your skills
Organizational design is a cornerstone of competitive advantage and performance. The ability to design organizations that are efficient enough to drive performance and flexible enough to sustain advantage is a fundamental capability in today’s dynamic and competitive environment. Dynamic strategies call for new organizational forms that pose complex new design challenges at all levels and in all sub-systems of the organization.
This workshop provides participants with the principles, frameworks, and tools of organization design for those who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the topic. It also addresses the ever-increasing challenges created by a growing digital economy where work, change, and design issues are merging.
Attendees might include:
Human Resource Professionals
Line Managers and Design Teams
Internal Corporate Consultants
Organization Development Professionals
Although this workshop provides a broad overview and hands-on tools, it is designed for people with some grounding in organization design issues.
Participants are encouraged to come as teams. Groups of three or more from the same company will receive a 15% discount.
We will begin Monday, April 12th and run for six consecutive Mondays.
Monday sessions will be 2-4 hours in duration and focus on a key aspect of the redesign process.
Each Monday, we will start at 9:00am PT.
Application assignments will be provided that will move you through the design sequence while working on your own organization design challenges.
The frameworks in the
program will focus on:
Ensuring the organization design supports the business strategy
Designing for flexibility, innovation, and rapid change
Organizing around customers, geographies, and products
Leveraging resources as the business becomes more complex
Designing alliances, networks, and other lateral structures
Governing an increasingly complex organization
Integrating globally dispersed organizations
Ensuring the human capital approaches support the strategy
Implementing new and more effective designs
In order to get the most out of the workshop, there will be a few pre-work assignments that include:
Viewing a one-hour introductory webinar.
Reading four chapters of Jay Galbraith’s Designing Organizations.
Reading three case studies or articles that will be discussed.
Summarizing an organization design challenge using a workbook.
Susan A. Mohrman
Senior Research Scientist
Chistopher G. Worley
Senior Research Scientist
CEO Affliated Practitioner, Minikahda Partners