Organisation design is a fundamental part of what makes an organisation successful, and HR’s ability to influence the activities and shape the outcomes is a key element of being an effective practitioner.
This factsheet explains what organisation design is, how it compares with organisation development, and the people professions’ role in it. It looks at reasons for undertaking organisation design and how to do so effectively, including different models and approaches that can be used.
This factsheet was last updated by Amy Bosley, Research Adviser, CIPD
Amy’s research focuses on organisational design and development and changing people functions and operating models. Before her research career, Amy worked as an HR practitioner during which time she earned a master’s degree in Human Resource Management.
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