• 07 Nov 2016 9:29 AM | Anonymous

    Managing Partner Amy Kates is excited about the Certification Program and certain that it will bring value to their clients.

    In August 2016, Kates Kesler Organization Consulting had their organization design course program certified by the new ODC Certification Program – as the first in the world.

    - ODC is the premiere global organization design professional association, states Managing Partner Amy Kates. To have our course certified and recognized by this body is an honor.

    - The criteria were rigorous, but fair. The process was simple – we submitted our materials for review by the committee of practitioners and academics.

    Managing Partner Greg Kesler is sure that an ODC Certification will add value to their course program:

    - Accreditation by ODC allows us to provide even more value to our clients. HR and OD internal staff are particularly interested in ways to demonstrate their competence. Certification that indicates they have a strong foundation gained through a quality program will be extremely useful as they introduce organization design to their line clients.

    Kates Kesler Organization Consulting is a New York based consulting firm within organization design, led by Greg Kesler and Amy Kates

    Their course is built on 20 years of consulting experience and the foundational work of Jay Galbraith. The program brings organization design concepts, tools, and methods to HR and organization development professionals and line managers and helps to grow the field.

    Learn more about the ODC Certification Program:

  • 12 Oct 2016 3:57 PM | Deleted user
    At the ODC Annual Meeting August 7, 2016, three new members of the ODC Board of Directors were elected:

    Carliss Baldwin William L. White Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

    Laura Cardinal, SmartState Endowed Chair and Director, Center for Innovation and Commercialization, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

    Joe Cheng, Professor Emeritus of Business Administration at the University of Illinois

    They are replacing Dorthe Døjbak Haakonsson, Anne Bøllington and Raymond Miles. We thank them for their great work to contribute to the upstart and development of the ODC.

    Professor Emeritur Charles Snow, Duke University was re-elected as Chairman of the Board and Professor Børge Obel from ICOA, Aarhus University will take another round as Deputy Chairman.

  • 12 Oct 2016 3:36 PM | Deleted user

    Conferences in Poland, USA and Hong Kong, new partnerships, Journal, Certificate programme. The ODC Board and committed members are scaling up the activities.

    ODC is a members driven community, so ideas for new initiatives keep rolling in from our international group of members, who are also ready to take the lead of events and new services.

    Professor Joe Cheng (Professor Emeritus of Business Administration at the University of Illinois) is responsible for the ODC Asia activities and plan for a conference 2018 in Hong Kong together with the Hong Kong Open University. Additionally, ODC is planned to have a track on the Hong Kong Open University Conference 2017. The conference will take place in December 2017. More information to be announced soon.

    Diem Ho (Manager of University Relations for IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), France) has proposed an ODC track at a conference in May 2017 in Poland (Cloud Computer). More information will come later.

    ODC Annual Conference 2017
    ODC Annual Conference 2017 will take place in Atlanta Sunday August 6., in conjunction with the AOM conference. Co-Program Chairwomen are Marlo Raveendran, UC Riverside and Hila Lifshitz-Assaf, Stern School of Business, NYU. The theme of the conference will be The Role of Hierarchy in Modern Organizations.

  • 09 Mar 2016 2:48 PM | Deleted user

    The Journal of Organization Design (JOD) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal devoted solely to advancing the theory and practice of organization design.

    JOD welcomes submissions to the new special issue on 'Designing and Managing the Digital Organization'.

    Deadline for submissions: 1 August, 2016

    Please visit the Journal's website to read more about all aspects of JOD and submissions

  • 22 Dec 2015 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    It is a great pleasure to announce that the Organizational Design Community has published volume 4, issue number 3, 2015, of the Journal of Organization Design. Please enjoy the papers appearing in last issue of the year.

    We are introducing a new feature called the Research Primer Series. The purpose of this series is to introduce readers to a particular research stream or literature and articulate its implications for the theory and/or practice of organization design. The first research primer to appear in the series is by Metin Sengul and Stefan Dimitriadis on the topic of multimarket competition.

    The issue also includes one research article, one case study, one translational article, and two interviews in our JOD Live section. We are very excited about this new publication and hope you find the content interesting.

    We wish our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  • 14 Dec 2015 1:01 PM | Deleted user
    Beginning in January 2016, the operations of Journal of Organization Design (JOD) will be outsourced to Springer Open Access, the largest publisher of open access journals in the world. By having Springer’s marketing power, we expect JOD to rapidly become more visible and attractive to authors.

    JOD will continue to be owned by the Organizational Design Community .

    New members of the editorial team
    In anticipation of this growth, we are increasing the size of our editorial team and board. We are happy to welcome Nils Stieglitz (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management) and John Joseph (University of California Irvine) as new associate editors.

    A Journal for both academics and practitioners
    At JOD, we publish five different types of articles (Research, Translational, Point of View, Urgent Issue, Case Study) as well as the Organizational Zoo and ODC live. In this way, the journal seeks to be both theoretically sound, practically relevant and use the fact that JOD is electronic only.

    Sponsorship means no APCs in 2016-2017
    Our objective is to have JOD become the most comprehensive and highest-quality journal devoted to the topic of organization design. JOD will continue to be an open access journal and due to support from Department of Management, Aarhus University there will be no APCs in 2016 and 2017.

    We invite you to submit a paper to JOD.
    Please submit here Journal of Organization Design

    Or contact us at

  • 10 Nov 2015 12:13 PM | Deleted user
    The Journal of Organization Design (JOD) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal devoted solely to advancing the theory and practice of organization design. We seek high-quality papers on any design-related topic for publication in Volume 5 (2016) and Volume 6 (2017). There are numerous benefits of having your paper published in JOD:
    • Your article is freely available to all who wish to read it. This allows you to present your organization design ideas and research findings to a worldwide audience.
    • JOD has a respectable impact factor, so your article has visibility in the scholarly community.
    • The editorial team and board members are internationally known academics in the field.
    • JOD has five different article formats, so you have a variety of choices about how to present your ideas.
    • The submission and review process is smooth and timely.
    • Article processing charges (fees paid by the author) will be waived for 2016 and 2017.

    Please visit the journal’s website to learn more about all aspects of JOD.

    We look forward to receiving your paper!

    Børge Obel (Aarhus University) and Charles Snow (Penn State University) Co-editors

  • 28 Sep 2015 4:10 PM | Deleted user

    Professor Richard Burton, Duke University, Professor Børge Obel, Aarhus University and Associate Professor Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson, have published a new edition of their book Organisational Design: A step-by-step approach. Written specifically for executives and MBA students, the third edition of this successful textbook provides a step-by-step guide to designing an organization, from diagnosis, to design and implementation. It provides comprehensive coverage of the key aspects of organizational design, including goals, strategy, process, people, coordination, control, and incentives. Following a new diamond model, fully tested in practice, the book guides readers through an integrated methodology for organizational assessment and planning. It includes a new chapter on project managing organizational change on a practical level, new case study, extended discussions of new organizational forms, architecture design and knowledge systems, and new practical steps for implementation and change.

    Visit the Website for free access to a selection of organizational diagnosis, design and implementation models in Excel, as well as additional case studies, figures and tables from the book.

    As a paying member of The Organizational Design Community, you will get a 20% discount on the book. Find it on the ODC Website.

  • 28 Sep 2015 3:55 PM | Deleted user

    ODC and The Conference Board (TCB) have agreed to collaborate to the benefit of the members of both organizations.

    A central part of the collaboration is mutual marketing of events, so please take a look at the Conference Board event 11th Annual Organization Design and Diagnostics, and get a ODC member discount of USD 300 here.

    The conference will take place in NYC on December 10-11., 2015.

  • 28 Aug 2015 9:37 AM | Anonymous

    It is a great pleasure to announce that the Organizational Design Community ( has published volume 4, issue number 2, 2015, of the Journal of Organization Design ( Please enjoy the papers appearing in our second issue of the year.

    We are introducing a new series called Organization Zoo. Organization Zoo is intended to analyze new or unusual organizational forms. The objective of the series is to examine organizations that have recently appeared, or which would be considered as outliers compared to traditional organizations, in order to learn more about what particular organizational forms can do as well as their drawbacks.

    Each edition of Organization Zoo will be built on a case. The organization zoo already has many animals, but sometimes a new or unusual animal appears. We want to describe this new animal and how it behaves, and we want to analyze rare animals to make certain that we fully understand them. First, the case will be presented, and then several commentators will offer their thoughts and opinions about the organization.

    The first case in our series is on Valve Corporation, an American video game development and digital distribution company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. Our case commentators are Carliss Baldwin, Julian Birkinshaw, Teppo Felin, Nicolai Foss & Magdalena Dobrajska, Lars Kolind, Georg von Krogh & Nina Geilinger, and Todd Zenger. We hope that the case and its commentators’ observations will provide you with a rich understanding of a new or unusual form of organizing.

    The issue also includes one research article, one translational article, and one point of view article. We are very excited about this new publication and hope you find the content interesting.


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