Why did you agree to serve on the ODC board?I agreed to serve on the ODC Board because I have been a member of ODC for a number of years now, have enjoyed attending a number of annual conferences, have been involved in setting up the OD certification program (as a board member of the European Organisation Design Forum), and have the utmost respect for the current and former board members of ODC. I believe in ODC’s mission of advancing our field of organization design, and believe this community is well positioned to play an important role in furthering that cause. Our field is still in its infancy, but its relevance and prominence is growing rapidly. We need organizations such as ODC to steward that development.
What are your aspirations for the Community?My aspirations for the community are to build even better bridges between theory and practice. I believe that a lot of very relevant research output does not reach practitioners, leaving them to figure things out for themselves, even though theoretical guidance is available. Coming from the practitioner side of the field, I want to work with the rest of the board to make research output more impactful and actionable. And as a – perhaps even more ambitious – corollary, to have researchers focus on the issues that matter most to organization design practitioners.
Jeroen combine some twenty years of consulting experience with the latest academic insights in his field to support managers in their task of organization design. His interest in the field began when he was researching how approaches from game design could enrich the design of organizations.
In 2013 he obtained his PhD and has since 2018 been teaching and supervising master's theses at the University of Amsterdam Business School, where he also developed - and currently delivering - the course: Designing Future-proof Organizations, part of the Master's Executive Program in Management Studies.See profile at LinkedIn