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*Tuesday, November 24th @ 11:30 AM (EST)

*Due to the U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday we will be meeting a day earlier than usual, and also one hour earlier

Using Zoom, a virtual platform, we host 60-minute conversations on the themes we see emerging from the articles in each newsletter and then take a deeper dive into the one receiving the most interest . . .

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.

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If you are not already a member of European Organization Design Forum, or have access as a benefit of having registered for our 2020 Annual Conference planned in Nashville (which was, unfortunately, canceled), you can receive the monthly newsletter & access EODF’s Knowledge Base for €60/year!

PAST CONVERSATIONS

October 2020 newsletter

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

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • Corporation Dysfunction on Indigenous Affairs: Why Heads Rolled at Rio Tinto
  • Do Small and Innovative Firms Need “Structure”?
  • Learnings from the Boeing 737 MAX Disaster
  • The Overlooked Key to Leading Through Chaos
  • Re-Engineering Uncertainty: Reflections from the RenDanHeYi Boundaryless Network
  • Bonus: Busting Bureaucracy to Unlock Human Ingenuity and Entrepreneurship

September 2020 newsletter

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

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • Your Purpose is at Risk of Being Pointless
  • (Re)Designing Work (podcast)
  • How Digital Natives are Influencing Traditional Organizational Design
  • “Build Back Better” and Organizational Resilience
  • Is Your Organization Ready for Permanent WFH?
  • Bonus: Psychological Safety and The Future of Work (podcast)

August 2020 newsletter

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

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • Organization Design for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Working for An All-Remote Company
  • Psychological Safety in Self-Organisation
  • How Task Uncertainty Plays into the Social and Technical Coordination of Work
  • Using Power Dynamics to Build Better Teams
  • Bonus: Reflections on the Design of Corporate Headquarters

July 2020 newsletter

ODF + EODF July 29th Global Conversation (.txt file from Chatbox dialog)

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • Diversity in Info Curation?
  • Can You Do It Again? One Successful Innovation Project Is Not Enough To Change Your Company’s Culture
  • Thriving During The Covid-19 Outbreak: The Story Of Chinese ‘U-Vaccine‘
  • Who’s Zooming Who?
  • Organizational Structure – The Aston School (Podcast)

May 2020 newsletter

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

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • The Agile C-Suite
  • How to Redesign Government Work for the Future
  • Leading through a Pandemic: Surviving Past Survival Mode (video)
  • Why Haier Introduced Ecosystems and How They Work
  • Organization Design Implications of COVID-19

April 2020 newsletter

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • 4 Behaviors that Help Leaders Manage a Crisis
  • The New Boardroom Imperative: From Agility to Resilience?
  • To Weather a Crisis, Build a Network of Teams
  • What Newly Remote Teams Need, Right Now
  • Design Classic: Design Rules for ‘Triple Helix’ Organizations

March 2020 newsletter

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

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • The 1997 Merger that Paved the Way for Boeing 737 Crisis
  • Building a Culture of Experimentation
  • A Changing Management Paradigm…Finally?
  • Report from the Field: Applying Reconfig to Client Projects
  • Organisation Design Models: A Reasoned List Between Old and New

February 2020 newsletter

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

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • ROX3: Boosting Returns on Leadership, Customer, and Employee Experience
  • Jobs of Tomorrow
  • How Should We Design “Checks and Balances” Inside An Organization?
  • Conversations on Leaders with Nick and Nick
  • Design Classic: New Templates for Today’s Organizations

January 2020 newsletter

ODF + EODF Jan 29th Global Conversation (.txt file from Chatbox dialog)

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • The New Analytics of Culture
  • 4 Organizational Design Issues That Most Leaders Misdiagnose
  • 4 Future-Proof Organizational Models Beyond Hierarchy & Bureaucracy
  • On Models and Metaphors
  • Design Classic: A Radical Re-design for Support Functions in the Digital Age

December 2019 newsletter

ODF + EODF Dec 18th Global Conversation (.txt file from Chatbox dialog)

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • Establishing an Organization Design Transformation Office
  • Do You Have to Choose Between Trust and Control?
  • Overcoming Resistance to Change in Organizations
  • Make Change Happen
  • Climbing Up and Down the Hierarchy of Accountability

November 2019 newsletter

ODF + EODF Nov 20th Global Conversation (.txt file from Chatbox dialog)

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • Women in the Workplace
  • The Truth About Open Offices
  • Discovering the Dark Side of Self Organization
  • Can I Sell You a New Agile Term?
  • Innovation and Path Dependence
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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

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