2 March 2011

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  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
  • Organisation Development & Change

How accountable is your organisation?

Brian covered the origins of his approach and detailed his view of organisation design, which is based on looking at accountability, the optimal number of levels in an organisation, spans of control and his concept of DMA.

Some examples of ‘problems' and tell-tale signs of over-layering and over-manning. Waste in organisations is more than the cost of hiring too many people - it's a block to communications and leads to delays, clutter and more work.

An outline of where his approach has made improvements and the results obtained.

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  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
  • Organisation Development & Change
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Post-Meeting Review Notes: Thriving in Complex Systems

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10 March 2017

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

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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  • Organisation Development & Change
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
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12 November 2015

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Chris Worley explores the process of building an agile organisation through case studies and examples.

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  • People Strategy
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
  • Organisation Development & Change
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