Webinar "The Strategic Role of Middle Managers in Organizational Design"
Wednesday, June 11, 2020 at 11 am Eastern Time
Description: Organizational design is typically considered a top management discipline in which the C-suite lay out the overall design of the organization. With the increasing complexity that most organizations face, organizations can benefit significantly by involving middle managers in organizational re-design processes. Middle managers have the local insight and knowledge that is necessary for modifying and adapting top level design at the operating level to make sure that the good intentions in the top-level design are operationalized into daily organizational practice. In this session, we investigate how to successfully delegate organizational design at various organizational levels and discuss what this requires of both top and middle managers.
Understand why middle managers are essential in organizational design, and why organizational design should be considered a process
Examine organizational design from a dynamic perspective in which different organizational levels modify and adapt the design
Gain insight into a recent research project that examined the middle manager role in organizational redesign
Share your experiences and observations about how to involve multiple organizational levels in organizational design processes.
Introduction to the speaker:
Marianne Livijn is a senior consultant in UKON A/S, a consulting firm specialized in organizational development and organizational psychology, and has worked with a range of reorganization processes – as a manager and consultant. Marianne recently completed a PhD with the title “Managing organizational redesign – how organizations relate macro and micro design” that looks into the interplay between macro and micro design, and how organizational design is delegated at different organizational levels.
Webinar is only for ODC, EODF and ODF members only.
Registration closes 10th June, 2020 at 11 am (eastern time)
Hope you will be able to join us!
Design Community Co/Department of Management | Aarhus BSS | Aarhus University |
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