Beyond the Org Chart: Classic and Contemporary Considerations in Organization Design
Presenters: Michael Bazigos, IBM Corporation and Columbia University
Stephen Redwood, Deloitte Consulting
Coordinator: Laura Heaton, Hershey
The paradox of organization design is to how divide the work while keeping its essence whole, and aligned to deliver strategy as well. The history of business includes a graveyard of failed designs that were implemented with much fanfare, but were destined to fail from the start.
To design organizations for competitive advantage, HR/I-O/OD professionals need a broad repertoire of organization design principles, frameworks, and interventions. Too often, our instinct is to redraw lines and boxes on org charts as the solution. This workshop will enable participants to widen their diagnostic aperture, and learn to leverage unique strengths that lie beyond the chart (but without ignoring reporting structure as a topic).
The workshop will be interactive; as a participant, you will discuss a case study you analyzed (distributed in advance by the instructors), and have the opportunity to identify areas for further investigation within your own, or your client’s organization. Presenters will illustrate critical decision points and applications of tools with examples from real engagements and interventions with large, global companies which were challenged to adapt.
This workshop is designed to help participants:
1. Evaluate the external competitive landscape and considerations for organization design
2. Link strategy with organization design
3. Assess the degree of alignment between business objectives and organization design
4. Discuss innovative designs for enabling specific organization capabilities
5. Describe formal and informal structure interventions
6. Describe a portfolio of tools for use in organization design
7. Discuss how signs structure is helping or hurting organization performance
8. Apply a framework for assessing key components of organization design
9. Discuss design options beyond the org chart
Target Audience: This workshop is designed for senior HR/I-O/OD professionals with 5-10 years experience, those with occasion to consult with and advise leaders on organization design, and those interested in broadening their repertoire of frameworks in this area. It is appropriate for practitioners across a variety of functional disciplines: organizational effectiveness, learning and development, knowledge management, organizational development or talent management.
Michael Bazigos is a strategy and change executive at IBM’s corporate headquarters in Armonk, NY. Dr. Bazigos holds global responsibility for initiatives related to global workforce, sales, and leadership effectiveness. He joined IBM from PwC, where he was global director for transformation consulting. Prior to that he was president of Beta Consulting Group and a dean at Pace University. He has consulted to senior management teams of Global 500 corporations and published widely. Dr. Bazigos is also a member of the graduate faculty of Columbia University’s Department of Organization and Leadership. He earned his MA from New York University’s program in I-O Psychology, and M.Phil and PhD from Columbia University’s program in Social-Organizational Psychology at Teachers College.
Stephen Redwood is a principal in the Organization and Talent practice of Deloitte Consulting. He specializes in helping leaders and organizations transform through culture change, leadership development, and organization redesign. Prior to joining, Deloitte Stephen was a partner at McKinsey and Co and at PwC where he was the global leader of the Organization and Change Strategy Practice. He has co-authored a book on organizational change strategies. Stephen holds a degree in psychology, is a chartered member of the UK Institute of Personnel and Development, and is an honorary research fellow at the University of Texas in Dallas.