Upcoming events

    • 15 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Zoom Webinar
    • 19


    "Mapping Complexity in Organizations"

    • Thursday, October 30, 2020 at 10 am Eastern Time (2pm GMT)

      Many leaders believe that the level of internal complexity is too high and would like to simplify their organization. But before we can simplify, we need to identify the sources of complexity. In this webinar, Prof. Nicolay Worren will briefly review three perspectives, all rooted in systems theory, that point to different sources of complexity: Conflicting goals and functions, lack of alignment between the work processes and the formal structure, and an inappropriate number of management layers. Methods for mapping complexity will be demonstrated by the use of simplified examples/cases. Alternative strategies for simplification will then be discussed. 

      • Objectives: 

      • Present a systems approach for understanding organizational complexity. 
      •  Demonstrate some practical tools (including software) that can be used to map the current level of complexity.
      • Discuss how analyses of these data can be the starting point for efforts at simplifying the organizational structure.
      • Share references to relevant literature for those who would like to delve further into the topic. 

      Introduction of the Speaker: 

      Nicolay Worren is an associate professor in the School of Economics and Business at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. He is also the co-founder of Reconfig, a firm that develops organization design software. Prof. Worren holds a master’s degree from McGill University and received his doctorate from Oxford University. Before entering academia in 2015, he worked as a management consultant for 18 years, and participated in more than 25 organization re-design projects for clients in multiple sectors, including engineering, IT, and consumer goods, and in the public sector. In 2019, he taught course modules on organization design at business schools in four different countries. He is the author of Organization Design: Simplifying Complex Systems, published by Routledge in 2018, and also writes a blog: www.organizationdesign.net   

      Webinar is only for ODC, EODF and ODF members only.

      Registration closes 14th Oct, 2020 at 10 am (eastern time)

      Hope you will be able to join us!

      • 22 Oct 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
      • Zoom Webinar
      • 59


      "Studying Organizational Design using Qualitative Methods "

      • Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 10 am Eastern Time

        Join Raghu Garud (Penn State University, USA) and Philipp Tuertscher (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands) to get a behind the scenes look at how qualitative researchers study organization design issues. They will talk about how they went about researching the emergence of architecture (both technical and collaborative) at ATLAS, CERN, the particle accelerator in Geneva. They will also share a variety of data to help participants get a taste of the process through a hands-on exercise during the webinar. In particular, the session will explore different approaches to handle longitudinal qualitative data to study organization design. Whether you have never done qualitative research before or are a pro looking to hone your skills, you are bound to learn something from this webinar hosted by two leading researchers in the field.

      • Raghu Garud is Farrell Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Professor of Management & Organization, Pennsylvania State University. Raghu’s research explores organizing for the emergence and adoption of novelty. His work was recently recognized by the TIM Division of the Academy of Management as its distinguished scholar for 2020

      • Philipp Tuertscher is Associate Professor of Technology and Innovation and a member of the KIN Center for Digital Innovation at the School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In his research, Philipp studies collaborative innovation and design in a variety of settings including large-scale scientific collaborations at CERN, open-source software projects, online communities, crowdsourcing initiatives, and science-industry collaborations.

        Webinar is only for ODC, EODF and ODF members only.

        Registration closes 21st Oct, 2020 at 10 am (eastern time)

        Hope you will be able to join us!

      Past events

      30 Sep 2020 Webinar on “Unleashing the Power of Organizational Design for Cultural Transformation”
      30 Jul 2020 Organization Design Community Annual Conference 2020
      30 Jun 2020 Virtual Organization Design Community Annual General Meeting for Members 2020
      11 Jun 2020 Webinar on “The Strategic Role of Middle Managers in Organizational Design”
      29 Apr 2020 Webinar on “ Chaos Containment by Design: Survival for Chaotic Times”
      26 Feb 2020 Webinar on “ Organizational Design & Development in the Age of Algorithms”
      15 Jan 2020 Webinar on "The Four Big Reasons Organizational Design Project Fail"
      21 Nov 2019 Webinar on "The Divergent Effects of Digitalization on Organizational Design"
      16 Oct 2019 Webinar on "Designing for Agility"
      09 Sep 2019 Webinar on "Global Organization Design"
      11 Aug 2019 Organization Design Community Annual Conference 2019
      11 Aug 2019 Organization Design Community Annual General Meeting for Members 2019
      27 Jun 2019 Webinar on "How to Mobilize and Align Leaders Using Collaborative Design"
      12 Aug 2018 ODC Annual Conference 2018
      12 Aug 2018 Organizational Design Community Annual General Meeting for Members 2018
      29 May 2018 Journal of Organization Design (JOD) conference
      06 Aug 2017 ODC Annual Conference 2017
      06 Aug 2017 Organizational Design Community Annual General Meeting for Members
      07 Aug 2016 ODC Annual Conference 2016
      07 Aug 2016 ODC Annual Meeting
      10 Dec 2015 Conference Board - 11th Annual Organization Design and Diagnostics Conference
      09 Aug 2015 ODC Annual Conference 2015
      09 Aug 2015 ODC Annual Meeting 2015
      03 Aug 2014 ODC Annual Meeting & Conference 2014
      24 Mar 2014 Webinar on Activating the Global Operating Model for Growth
      09 Dec 2013 Webinar on Designing Organizations for User Innovation
      08 Aug 2013 ODC Annual Meeting & Conference 2013
      01 Mar 2013 Webinar on Making Organization Design Knowledge Actionable
      03 Aug 2012 The Inaugural ODC Conference 2012

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