Upcoming events

    • 11 Jun 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Webinar
    • 12

    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!

      • 30 Jun 2020
      • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
      • Video plus ODC, Fuglesangs Alle 4, DK-8210, Aarhuc V, Denmark
      Virtual Organization Design Community Annual General Meeting for Members 2020

      The meeting will be conducted via Zoom. Links will be sent prior to the meeting.

      Time: 5 pm Aarhus ( 11 AM US East Coast, 8 AM US West Coast,  11 PM Singapore)

      It will be possible to participate at the ODC location in Aarhus, but we strongly

      encourage members to participate via Zoom.

      Please note: You must register to attend the general meeting

      The annual general meeting shall be called with no less than fourteen (14) days notice. The agenda for the annual meeting shall be sent out to the members no later than eight (8) days before the meeting.

      Members shall submit items for the agenda to the Association office no later than ten (10) days before the annual general meeting.

      At the annual general meeting, decisions can only be made on agenda items.


      1. Election of meeting chairperson
      2. Annual report from the Board of Directors
      3. Annual financial report
      4. Election of members of the Board of DirectorsDorthe Døjbak Håkonsson and Mark LaScola’s term has expired. Both can be reelected for another term of three years. Both are willing to be re-elected. 
      5. Election of auditor: Tim Carroll is willing to be re-elected.
      6. Election of chief editors: The term of the current Chief Editors expire December 31.2020. After an open call and the work by a search committee, the ODC board of directors recommends Professor Brian Wu (University of Michigan) and Professor Oliver Baumann (University of Southern Denmark) as new Chief Editors of Journal of Organization Design 
      7. Motions received from members of the Board of Directors or Association members
      8. Any other business for discussion only

      Click here for information on the Organization Design Community Annual Conference.

      • 30 Jul 2020
      • 9:00 AM (PDT)
      • 31 Jul 2020
      • 5:30 PM (PDT)
      • VIRTUAL
      • 54

      Organization Design Community

      Annual Conference 2020

      July 30-31, 2020


      Theme: Teams and Organization Design

      Tentative Schedule (Will be updated shortly)

      Welcome by Phanish Puranam and Henrik Bresman (INSEAD) 

      Session 1: Teams: Building blocks for organization design 

      Linda Argote, Carnegie Mellon University

      Hart Posen, Wisconsin School of Business

      Deborah Ancona, MIT

      Session 2: Research on teams and organization design: points of departure

      Stuart Bunderson, Washington University

      Corinne Bendersky, UCLA – status conflict/conflict management in teams

      Melissa Valentine, Stanford – technology and team design

      Session 3: Experimenting with teams 

      Linus Dahlander, ESMT

      Practice speaker

      Session 4: Research frontiers of teams and organization design 

      Lindred Greer, Michigan Ross – hierarchical flexing in teams

      Julien Clement, Stanford 

      Matt Cronin, GMU – alleviating psychological pain through org design

      Session 5: Research frontiers of teams and organization design 

      Laurie Weingart, Carnegie Mellon University

      Natalia Levina, NYU – lessons from governance of online communities

      Andrew von Nordenflycht, SFU

      Practice session+ group work 

      Concluding reflections 

      Teams and organization design: implications and next steps

      Moderator: Henrik Bresman, INSEAD

      For more information on the Organization Design Community

      Annual General Meeting for Members 2020 - Click here


    Past events

    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

    Europe: Organizational Design Community Co/Department of Management | Aarhus BSS | Aarhus University | Fuglesangs Alle 4 | DK-8210 Aarhus V | Denmark

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