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PLEASE NOTE:   To fully support the intent of the monthly conversations, please read the articles in the newsletter as the conversation is solely focused on the articles, but starting in October 2017 we now offer the possibility to join in as an observer if you haven’t had the opportunity to read the articles.

Our next Global Conversation is Wednesday, September 26th @ 12:30 PM (EDT)

As a joint project between ODF & European ODF we invite you to be part of our new initiative: 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. We now plan to have monthly one­ hour discussions with a small group of ODF and EODF members to talk about the themes we see emerging from the articles in each newsletter. We will use Zoom as the virtual (video or phone) platform for this.

If you are not already a member, or have access as a benefit of attending our 2018 Annual Conference, you can gain access to the monthly newsletter & Knowledge Base for €60/year!

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

PAST CONVERSATIONS

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

March 2018 newsletter

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

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • Behind the Scenes of Top Digital Makeovers
  • Beyond Matrix Structures
  • Overcoming Challenges During a Major Transformation
  • The Science of Organization Design: Fit Between Structure and Coordination
  • Organization Design: A Toolkit of Toolkits

February 2018 newsletter

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

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • The Five Trademarks of Agile Organizations
  • The World’s Most Pioneering Company of Our Times
  • Starting a Transformation? Don’t Change Everything
  • Organisation Design Masterclasses
  • Design Classic: Design Thinking is Bullsh!t

January 2018 newsletter

ODF + EODF Jan 31 Global Conversation (.txt file from Chatbox dialog)

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • More Than a Feeling: Ten Design Practices to Deliver Business Value
  • When to Decentralize Decision Making, and When Not To
  • What to Expect From Agile
  • Job Description: Dead or Alive?
  • Design Classic: As Work Gets More Complex, 6 Rules to Simplify

December 2017 newsletter

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

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • How We Reorganized Instagram’s Engineering Team While Quadrupling Its Size
  • What Every Leader Needs to Know About Organizational Management
  • The Comeback Kids: Lessons from Successful Turnarounds
  • The Matrix is Not the “End Point” for Complex Firms
  • Maybe, I’ve Left It Too Late? How would you design an hour’s introduction to design thinking?

November 2017 newsletter

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

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • Rethinking the Workplace:  Flexibility, Fairness, and Enlightened Automation
  • Leveraging Digital to Optimise the Customer Experience
  • Safe Enough to Try:  An Interview with Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh
  • Simplifying Organizational Barriers
  • Creating Management Processes Built for Change

October 2017 Newsletter

Chat Box Conversation (.txt file from Chatbox dialog)

This month’s e-newsletter topics include:

  • Self-Managing In Merry-go Round
  • GE’s Global Growth Experiment
  • How To Design An Agile Organization
  • Designing A Small HR Function
  • How To Design An Intelligent Organization

September 2017 Newsletter

Chat Box Conversation(.txt file from Chatbox dialog)

This month’s e-newsletter topics include:

  • How My Students Learn Organization Design
  • Boosting Performance Through Organization Designfamily: arial;”>Organization Health: A Fast Track to Performance Improvement
  • Leading Design Work
  • The Roots of Agility