More and more companies and academic institutions are getting interested in the field of organization design and a myriad of short courses are now offered.
Seen from an ODC perspective this is like a dream coming through. This is what we have been working for over the last 6 years.
But with the growing interest new challenges arise:
How can course participants be sure that they are presented for the core theoretical principles of organization design and at the same time receive quality training on how to use this new knowledge in practise?
ODC members have raised these questions at the latest ODC Annual Meetings and suggested that ODC took the lead on developing a quality system for short courses.
After two years of concept development in close dialogue with the members, ODC are now launching the ODC COURSE ACCREDITATION.
“We are very happy and proud that we now can offer this program to course providers and participants,” says Deputy Chairman of ODC, Professor Børge Obel from ICOA, Aarhus University. He has been appointed Director of the Program.
“ODC represents both academia and business and is independent from commercial interests, so we are in the right position to take on the role of accreditation and quality assurance body,” continues professor Obel.
Professor Obel is also member of the first Review Board, who reviews applications from course providers. The application and review processes are described in the Accreditation Handbook.
The ODC Course Accreditation establishes that a course or program covers a core set of fundamental common content (knowledge, skills, tools, methods, frameworks, trends, etc.) in organization design. Once endorsed, the course provider can market and advertise it as such. (Co-branded with ODC and the Course Provider).
The Board of Directors of ODC has also decided that all course participants will get a personal certificate and a one-year free membership of ODC.
“This means that we expect our community to grow substantially in the coming months”, ends Professor Obel.
The first course provider – Kates Kesler Organization Consulting – has just been accredited and a handful of new course providers are preparing their entry.
Managing Partner Amy Kates is excited about the Certification Program and certain that it will bring value to their clients.
In August 2016, Kates Kesler Organization Consulting had their organization design course program certified by the new ODC Certification Program – as the first in the world.
- ODC is the premiere global organization design professional association, states Managing Partner Amy Kates. To have our course certified and recognized by this body is an honor.
- The criteria were rigorous, but fair. The process was simple – we submitted our materials for review by the committee of practitioners and academics.
Managing Partner Greg Kesler is sure that an ODC Certification will add value to their course program:
- Accreditation by ODC allows us to provide even more value to our clients. HR and OD internal staff are particularly interested in ways to demonstrate their competence. Certification that indicates they have a strong foundation gained through a quality program will be extremely useful as they introduce organization design to their line clients.
Kates Kesler Organization Consulting is a New York based consulting firm within organization design, led by Greg Kesler and Amy Kates
Their course is built on 20 years of consulting experience and the foundational work of Jay Galbraith. The program brings organization design concepts, tools, and methods to HR and organization development professionals and line managers and helps to grow the field.
Learn more about the ODC Certification Program: http://www.orgdesigncomm.com/Certification
Carliss Baldwin William L. White Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Conferences in Poland, USA and Hong Kong, new partnerships, Journal, Certificate programme. The ODC Board and committed members are scaling up the activities.
ODC is a members driven community, so ideas for new initiatives keep rolling in from our international group of members, who are also ready to take the lead of events and new services.
Professor Joe Cheng (Professor Emeritus of Business Administration at the University of Illinois) is responsible for the ODC Asia activities and plan for a conference 2018 in Hong Kong together with the Hong Kong Open University. Additionally, ODC is planned to have a track on the Hong Kong Open University Conference 2017. The conference will take place in December 2017. More information to be announced soon.
Diem Ho (Manager of University Relations for IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), France) has proposed an ODC track at a conference in May 2017 in Poland (Cloud Computer). More information will come later.
ODC Annual Conference 2017
ODC Annual Conference 2017 will take place in Atlanta Sunday August 6., in conjunction with the AOM conference. Co-Program Chairwomen are Marlo Raveendran, UC Riverside and Hila Lifshitz-Assaf, Stern School of Business, NYU. The theme of the conference will be The Role of Hierarchy in Modern Organizations.
The Journal of Organization Design (JOD) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal devoted solely to advancing the theory and practice of organization design.
JOD welcomes submissions to the new special issue on 'Designing and Managing the Digital Organization'.
Deadline for submissions: 1 August, 2016
Please visit the Journal's website to read more about all aspects of JOD and submissions
It is a great pleasure to announce that the Organizational Design Community has published volume 4, issue number 3, 2015, of the Journal of Organization Design. Please enjoy the papers appearing in last issue of the year.
We are introducing a new feature called the Research Primer Series. The purpose of this series is to introduce readers to a particular research stream or literature and articulate its implications for the theory and/or practice of organization design. The first research primer to appear in the series is by Metin Sengul and Stefan Dimitriadis on the topic of multimarket competition.
The issue also includes one research article, one case study, one translational article, and two interviews in our JOD Live section. We are very excited about this new publication and hope you find the content interesting.
We wish our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Professor Richard Burton, Duke University, Professor Børge Obel, Aarhus University and Associate Professor Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson, have published a new edition of their book Organisational Design: A step-by-step approach. Written specifically for executives and MBA students, the third edition of this successful textbook provides a step-by-step guide to designing an organization, from diagnosis, to design and implementation. It provides comprehensive coverage of the key aspects of organizational design, including goals, strategy, process, people, coordination, control, and incentives. Following a new diamond model, fully tested in practice, the book guides readers through an integrated methodology for organizational assessment and planning. It includes a new chapter on project managing organizational change on a practical level, new case study, extended discussions of new organizational forms, architecture design and knowledge systems, and new practical steps for implementation and change.
Visit the Website for free access to a selection of organizational diagnosis, design and implementation models in Excel, as well as additional case studies, figures and tables from the book.
As a paying member of The Organizational Design Community, you will get a 20% discount on the book. Find it on the ODC Website.
ODC and The Conference Board (TCB) have agreed to collaborate to the benefit of the members of both organizations.
A central part of the collaboration is mutual marketing of events, so please take a look at the Conference Board event 11th Annual Organization Design and Diagnostics, and get a ODC member discount of USD 300 here.
The conference will take place in NYC on December 10-11., 2015.
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