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A GLOBAL CONVERSATION

UPCOMING CONVERSATIONS . . .

Wednesday, May 29th @ 12:30 PM (ET)

Using Zoom, a virtual platform, we will host 60-minute Global Conversations to talk about the themes we see emerging from the articles in each newsletter . . .

As a joint project between ODF & European ODF we invite you to be part of our monthly online conversations on hot topics/trends in Organization Design. The Curatorial Board, composed of five OD experts, academics, and practitioners, selects the most interesting new articles, blog ­posts, books, and case studies to share with our fellow organization design professionals each month in a newsletter distributed by EODF.

If you are not already a member of European Organization Design Forum, or have access as a benefit of attending our 2018 Annual Conference, you can receive the monthly newsletter & access EODF’s Knowledge Base for €60/year!

PAST CONVERSATIONS

April 2019 newsletter

ODF + EODF April 24th Global Conversation (.txt file from Chatbox dialog)

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • Organizational Culture in Mergers: Addressing the Unseen Forces
  • What Will the World of Work Look Like in 2035
  • Winning the ’20s: The Organization of the Future
  • Integrating Ecosystem and Value Chain Design in Sustainability Efforts, Revisited
  • Navigating in a Hierarchy: How Middle Managers Adapt Macro Design

March 2019 newsletter

ODF + EODF March 27th Global Conversation (.txt file from Chatbox dialog)

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • Planning In An Agile Organization
  • Digital Transformation Is Not About Technology
  • The Myths and Realities of Business Ecosystems
  • Tech, Humans, and Organization Design
  • Design Classic: From Design Thinking to System Change

February 2019 Newsletter

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • The Emerging Art of Ecosystem Management
  • It’s Time for a Behavioral Revolution in Innovation
  • How to Design Organisations with Clear Space-to-Lead
  • Habits of a Systems Thinker
  • Mapping, Analyzing and Designing Innovation Ecosystems: The Ecosystem Pie Model

January 2019 newsletter

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • Why Some Platforms Thrive and Others Don’t
  • Long Live the Human Network Effect
  • The Human Centered Organization of the Future
  • Silo Smashing
  • No boss? No thanks

December 2018 newsletter

ODF + EODF Dec 19th Global Conversation (.txt file from Chatbox dialog)

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • How a U.S. Healthcare System Uses 15-Minute Huddles
  • The Head, Heart, and Hands of Transformation
  • (Re)-Designing Organizations in the Age of Algorithms
  • What I Talk About When I Talk About Structure
  • Scaling Agility

Dec 19th Global Conversation – Audio Only

November 2018 newsletter

ODF + EODF Nov 28th Global Conversation (.txt file from Chatbox dialog)

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • Leading to a Bionic Transformation
  • The End of Bureaucracy
  • Why Agile May Be Fragile
  • Agile: Is It Hype?
  • Should You Use Agile Principles to Organize a Firm?

October 2018 newsletter

ODF + EODF Oct 24th Global Conversation (.txt file from Chatbox dialog)

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • Is It Time to Retire the Org Chart?
  • Leading Agile Transformation
  • Breaking Logjams in Knowledge Work?
  • Designing Resilient Teams
  • Organizational Models for Big Data & Analytics

September 2018 newsletter

ODF + EODF Sept 26th Global Conversation (.txt file from Chatbox dialog)

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • Design Thinking is Fundamentally Conservative
  • Scaling Change: A Unique Bottom-Up Approach
  • How an Algorithm Can Improve the Design of Your Organization
  • Is the Right Group Leading Your Digital Initiatives?
  • Evaluating Organization Design Work

July 2018 newsletter

ODF + EODF July 25th Global Conversation (.txt file from Chatbox dialog)

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • How Agile Teams Can Help Turnarounds Succeed
  • How to Implement and Sustain Organization Change
  • The Future of Organization Design According to My Students
  • A New Dawn for OD
  • Who Is the Client, and Do You Need One?

June 2018 newsletter

ODF + EODF Jun 27th Global Conversation (.txt file from Chatbox dialog)

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • Complexity Demands New Approaches to Work
  • Why Haier is Reorganizing Itself Around the Internet of Things
  • If You Cut Employees Some Slack They Will Innovate
  • The Right Way for a Firm to Do An Innovation Pilot with a Startup
  • Matrix Structures:  The Pessimism Advantage

May 2018 newsletter

ODF + EODF May 30th Global Conversation (.txt file from Chatbox dialog)

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • Three Ways to Make Organizations Agile
  • Microsoft’s Next Act
  • Agile at Scale
  • Structure that is Not Stifling
  • Organization Design: The Hot Topic

April 2018 newsletter

ODF + EODF Apr 25 Global Conversation (.txt file from Chatbox dialog)

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • HR Earning a Strategic Seat at the Transformation Table
  • Q&A on the book Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy
  • 10 Components That Successfully Abolished Hierarchy (In 70+ Companies)span>
  • Complexity and Organisational Processes
  • Design Classic: Putting Organizational Complexity In Its Place
Regional Events

Access to “hot global” design topics . . .

Do you want access to the best resources on Organization Design from around the world? It’s available . . . right at your fingertips! ODF is partnering with our companion organization, the European Organisation Design Forum (EODF). They publish a monthly e-newsletter bringing you carefully selected resources, including articles, blogs, and videos, just a click away. All you have to do is open the email and click on what is of interest to you!

Additionally, beyond the monthly email, you have access to the whole EODF Knowledge Base. Along with on-line journal and educational resources, this offers more in-depth information about:

  • Theoretical Foundations
  • Models and Forms
  • Approaches and Methods
  • Cases and Tools
  • Implementation and Transformation