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Structures for organisation design

Get to grips with organisation structures and explore what good design looks like and how to achieve it.

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Perfect for:

HR generalists
Change agents
Change managers
Business leaders
L&D professionals

You’ll learn how to:

  • explain how organisation structure relates to the broader discipline of organisation design​
  • explore what organisation charts tell you about an organisation and what other information supports good design​
  • describe organisation structures in a broader context, blending knowledge of traditional structures with a contemporary perspective.

About this course

Course length: 60-90 minutes

Delivery: Online, self-directed

Suitable for: HR and learning and development professionals tasked with leading, planning and supporting organisational change.

​​This course is included as part of the Core Learning Subscription.

What to expect from this ‘structures for organisation design’ course

This short course has been developed by the well-respected organisation design professional, Jaimini Lakhani. It covers core information relating to organisation structure to help you understand various options when creating or reviewing organisation design in your organisation.

By exploring traditional structures and more modern approaches, you’ll be able to engage with stakeholders who hold different perspectives.

What you’ll need to do on this course

This bite-sized training consists of written, video and interactive content. You can work through the content at your own pace. At the end, you can test your understanding with a brief knowledge check. This is not a formal assessment; you can repeat it several times to help reinforce your learning.

What you’ll get on this course

Taking part in this course gives you access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 12 months. Here, you can access your course content together with other valuable resources and tools. When you finish your course, you can enjoy an additional 12 months of access to other resources on the Learning Hub.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to

  • explain how organisation structures fit within overall organisation design
  • 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 organisation.

Team bookings

Interested in booking this course for your team? We offer group bookings solutions for teams of four or more people.

When your teams learn with the CIPD, they get direct access to the latest professional research and insights.

And through courses co-created with industry thought leaders and practitioners, they’ll build the skills and confidence they need to inspire action, influence change and drive business value.

We offer a wide range of Learning and Development solutions to suit employees at every level – whether in HR, L&D, OD or wider people management.