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Organizational Design: an Essential HR Capability (HR409)

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About the course

Organization Design has become a crucial offering of the set of organization development services that internal HR and OD professionals are being asked to provide to their clients. This course will allow participants to better understand organization design and how it fits within the context of broader organizational development work (i.e., the interrelationship between organizational structure and all other levels of performance).

This two-day program is a highly interactive and practical mix of concepts, examples from leading companies, practice against a case, and application to real participant situations.

Key Topics

  • Create alignment between components of the organization and the overall corporate framework
  • Demonstrate consulting and analytical skills by using tools to ask the right questions, clarify needs, identify underlying business drivers, and propose actionable options
  • Articulate the alternatives available in organization design, the business needs they serve, the advantages and disadvantages of various options, and anticipate and plan for unintended consequences
  • Contract with and influence line clients while balancing a facilitative and expert role

Trust the experts

Amy Kates

Amy serves as a trusted advisor to business leaders in successful companies around the world, working with them to assess organizational issues, reshape structures and processes, and build depth of management capability. She is a skilled diagnostician and designer and helps her clients to underst...


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