Organisation design and development can play a vital role in enabling growth, longevity and relevancy within a business. At the CIPD, our Profession Map. provides clear insights into the key knowledge areas of understanding organisational culture and change.

Our thought pieces, guides and fact sheets will also provide you with the knowledge and insights into organisation development and development. Listen to our podcasts to discover the emerging trends in organisation design and development.

Factsheets

Regularly-updated factsheets provide overviews and information on a topic

5 Factsheets about Organisational development and design
Factsheets
SWOT analysis
Learn about the SWOT framework, the process of a SWOT analysis, and its advantages and disadvantages
Factsheets
Job design
Explores the purpose and evolution of job design, its role in creating good work, and assessing job quality.
Factsheets
Organisation development
Explores what organisation development is and how it's carried out in today’s organisations
Factsheets
PESTLE analysis
Discover what PESTLE means, how it influences your organisation, plus a downloadable template
Factsheets
Organisation design
Explores what organisation design is and how it can be done effectively in today’s organisations

Reports

Research and analysis by experts from CIPD and partner organisations

4 Reports about Organisational development and design
Reports
Effective cross-functional collaboration in a changing world of work
Our report explores how people professionals are partnering across business functions to future-proof their organisations
Reports
People Profession 2030: a collective view of future trends
Drawing on collaborative research, our report explores the key trends influencing the future of work and how they will shape the people profession
Reports
Transformational change: theory and practice
A look at how transformational change themes apply in practice, with case studies providing practical examples
Reports
HR: Getting smart about agile working
Explore the potential benefits to organisations and employees of organisational agility through survey research and case study illustrations

Case studies

Learn from real world examples of how other people professionals and organisations work with the CIPD to approach key challenges and objectives.

1 Case studies about Organisational development and design
Case studies
A day in the life of an OD&D specialist
A day in the life of Garin Rouch, Director Leadership and Organisation Development at Outstand Consultancy

Thought leadership

Insight and foresight from our experts in people and the world of work

6 Thought leadership about Organisational development and design
Thought leadership
The future of work: Insights for senior leaders on drivers of change
Our article series explores key trends shaping our future workplaces and working lives
Thought leadership
Achieving international global integration: The crucial role of ‘globalising actors’
This thought piece argues that OD practitioners in multinationals must harness the skills of globalising actors to ensure successful international integration
Thought leadership
The role of power in organisation development
What is the impact of OD on corporate cages and chains, asks Mark Cole, Leadership Development Programme Manager, NHS London Leadership Academy
Thought leadership
Building a career within organisation development
Paul Taylor-Pitt and Karen Dumain share the steps the NHS community is taking to shape a career path for OD that is fit for the future.
Thought leadership
What can we learn from corporate longevity?
What common attributes underpin the success of the most enduring companies from around the world? We examine four of those, as well as a worker co-op, to find out
Thought leadership
Peter Drucker: The social and human value of work
Decisions about people should be a top priority so why is this advice so often ignored?

Podcasts

Listen to episodes from our podcast series on a range of topical workplace, HR and L&D issues.

6 Podcasts about Organisational development and design
Podcasts
Is your organisation ready for the ChatGPT of things?
Episode 195: At the crest of change, explore how business leaders and people professionals should prepare their organisations to maximise the opportunities presented by ChatGPT and artificial intelligence technologies
Podcasts
Embracing and leading organisational change
Episode 173: How can people professionals best implement and manage change to help their organisations keep up in an ever-changing world?
Podcasts
Building back better post-pandemic
Episode 158: We explore the ways organisations can be designed to enable flexibility in the face of a crisis, how organisations can and should respond to the coronavirus outbreak and how best to support your workforce through this difficult period.
Podcasts
Handling organisation development effectively
Episode 157: Explore the challenges and future of organisation development (OD) and learn how you can best deal with OD tasks as a non-OD specialist
Podcasts
Adopting agility: is it for everyone?
This podcast looks at what it means for an organisation to be ‘agile’ in today’s business world
Podcasts
A new dawn for OD
Episode 138: We take a look at the questionable truths surrounding OD and the growing role of HR in OD practice

Bitesize research

Your regular overview of current research, inspiring insights and cutting-edge ideas in bitesize

2 Bitesize research about Organisational development and design
Bitesize research
Are organisations making the most of MOOCs?
Explore the potential for new online learning
For Members
Bitesize research
Organisational change – give it space to happen
Understand the effects of resourcing on change

Learning

We offer a range of evidence-based courses tailored to suit you and your needs.
Our Essential Insights courses are free as part of the CIPD membership.

Basics of Organisation Design and Development

Created and delivered by CIPD and leading OD&D experts, this course looks at whole systems thinking. From whole-organisation level to individual teams, you’ll explore the different levels at which organisation design takes place. You’ll create an action plan, including ways to transition to the new design and optimise it, and the change and stakeholder management required for it to be successful.

Leading Organisation Design and Development Accredited Programme

This Accredited Programme explores the nine standards within the Organisation Design and Development specialist area of the CIPD Profession Map. Divided into eight modules, the programme incorporates the evolution and impact of OD&D, the consultancy cycle, assessing diagnostic tools and design structures, and creating conditions for ‘good work’. Every module has a practical focus, so learners are able to develop and demonstrate market-leading capability and deliver organisational impact.

Organisation Development

Discover the fundamentals of Organisation Development, contextualise your challenges and explore a range of Organisation Development approaches to strengthen your practice.

Meaningful work and Organisational Leadership Essential Insights

Develop a practical understanding of the principles of meaningful work and why it is now an important topic for organisational leaders and HR professionals. This Essential Insights course will provide you with an introduction to how organisation design and development (OD&D) can contribute to creating meaningful work.

Organisation Design

Build your skills in organisation design by deepening your expertise in navigating challenges brought about by a rapid change in systems or environment (e.g., advancing technologies, turbulent times). This tailored digital course is a blend of virtual classroom and self-directed learning.

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