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Organisation Design and Managing Change


Has anyone information, know of any good books, websites, theories, gurus, etc, etc around the area of Organisation Design and Managing Change.

Tasked to dig deeper around Organisation Design.

Any recommedation/s much appreciated
Jane Tomlinson

3 Responses

  1. Guide to Organisation Design
    Hi Jane,

    If it’s specifically organisation design that you’re interested in, Naomi Stanford’s latest book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date and easy-to-read guide to the subject. Its title is “Guide to Organisation Design” and it was published by The Economist/Profile Books in May. The book covers both established approaches and emerging ideas in the field.

    If, on the other hand, you’re interested in why around two-thirds of all change programmes fail to deliver the intended results, you might like to take a look at my own book, “Informal Coalitions”. This deals with the hidden, messy and informal dynamics of organisational change and performance; and it challenges much of the established thinking and practice in the area of ‘managing’ change.

    Good luck!

    Chris Rodgers

  2. Possibly…
    Hi Jane

    I don’t know if you have any budget around this, but we have a whole team at work with expertise in this area. I could put you in touch with one of them, but I don’t know what constraints there would be for him in terms of charging for his time. I would have to leave it to the two of you to resolve between you.

    Drop me a line at [email protected] if this looks like a workable line of enquiry to follow.

  3. Theoretical Overview
    Hi Jane
    You will probably be discovering that this is a massive topic, it certainly engages a lot of my time! A useful book for a starter is the Harvard Business Review on Culture and Change. It has short chapters on a range of change issues which relate to the design of the organisation.
    You might also want to explore methods that involve employees in organisational change and development like World Cafe, Appreciative Inquiry, Self Managed Learning Groups, Communities of Practice.
    Hope these help as starting points


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