Structures for Organisation Design Essential Insights
Get to grips with traditional and modern organisation structures for organisation design in order to lead, develop or support change in your context.
Free for CIPD members and Core Learning Subscribers.
Organisation structure is one aspect of organisation design (OD), extending far beyond an organisation chart. Developed by a credible and well-respected organisation design professional, Jaimini Lakhani, this Essential Insights course has been created to help people professionals position organisation structures within the wider discipline of OD and understand how they contribute to success.
Suitable at all career stages, the programme is aimed at those involved in change in their organisation, whether in a supporting or leading role. Covering core information relating to how organisations are structured, it helps learners understand the options available when creating or reviewing OD within their context. They will be able to embed learning and improve their professional practice by using evidence-based content to position this topic within a change programme.
Offering the very latest thinking, the course explores traditional structures as well as more modern approaches, enabling learners to engage with stakeholders whose perspectives may differ.
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The purpose of this course is to:
- explain how organisation structure is just one element of the wider discipline of organisation design
- explore what organisation charts tell you about the organisation and what other information is required for good design
- describe organisation structures in a broader context, blending knowledge of traditional structures with a more modern perspective.
Is this course right for me?
This course is ideal for HR and L&D professionals, business leaders and consultants tasked with leading, planning and supporting change in their organisation. Learners will rapidly gain insight into the options they have for developing the structure of their organisation, considering traditional and contemporary approaches. No prior knowledge on this topic is necessary..
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This course can be delivered to groups of people professionals to help embed and contextualise learning. Participants will explore together what is required for good design, beyond organisation charts, to support or manage successful change programmes.
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At the end of the programme, learners will have a covered some of the foundation knowledge necessary to explore how organisation structures fit within the context of overall organisation design. The programme provides the opportunity to explore traditional and modern views of structures to better engage with stakeholders. It also equips the learner with content to position this topic within a change programme.
By the end of this course, you’ll have the confidence and skills to:
- explain how organisation structures fit within the context of overall organisation design
- better engage with stakeholders by confidently discussing traditional and modern views of structures and evidence-based practice
- position the topic within a change programme in your context
Featuring a mix of written, video and interactive content, this course will take 60-90 minutes to complete, including reflective questions throughout. Learners engage at their own pace via the CIPD Learning Hub, a self-serve online platform.
- Topic 1: Context for organisation structures
- Topic 2: Traditional view of structures
- Topic 3: Broader view of structures
- Topic 4: Summary
There is a short informal knowledge check at the end of the course for the learners to test themselves against some of the key messages. This can be undertaken multiple times.