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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

February 2021 newsletter

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

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • Deciding Your Organization Structure for 2021
  • Don’t Confuse Platforms with Ecosystems
  • Groundbreaking Sephora Study Shows Racial Bias is Entrenched in US Retail Experience
  • When Should You Consolidate Resources?
  • Organisation Design Systems Models
  • Bonus podcast – Profit and Prejudice:  The Luddites of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

December 2020 newsletter

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

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • 3 Essential Steps to Make 2021 More Inclusive
  • Design for Ecosystems: Emergence and Attraction
  • The Essence of Strategy is Now How to Change
  • Use OKRs to Set Goals for Teams, Not Individuals
  • What is “Leadership”? Thoughts for a New Year (#MLQH)
  • Bonus: A 25-year-old Bet Comes Due: Has Tech Destroyed Society?

December 2020 newsletter

ODF + EODF Dec 22nd Global Conversation (.txt file from Chatbox dialog)

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • The Biggest Problem with Capitalism? Not Enough Capitalists.
  • What an Anti-Racist Business Strategy Looks Like
  • Can Data Drive Racial Equity?
  • Can Data Drive Racial Equity?
  • How to Prepare for a Future Where Creativity is a Survival Skill
  • Bonus: The Organizational Analytics E-book

November 2020 newsletter

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

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • How Apple is Organized for Innovation
  • Implementing “Agile at Scale”: The Aftermath
  • Jobs Are Melting into Fluid Work
  • How Ready Are You for the Work-From-Anywhere Era?
  • Governing Ecosystems
  • Bonus: Supporting Digital Nomads in Your Business is Good for Your Bottom Line

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
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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!

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

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