I am right now in Frankfurt where a small group of people have gathered to establish a European community of organization design practitioners (modelled on the US Organization Design Forum). We’ll spend two days discussing how to create a community of managers, consultants, and academics.
But we also will discuss some key organization design topics and are happy that three well-known “thought leaders” have agreed to join us: Professor Andrew Campbell from the Ashridge Strategic Management Centre, Professor Georges Romme from Eindhoven University of Technology, and Jane Lewis, a partner with the consulting firm Woodward Lewis.
I myself will give a talk about how to define high-level organizational architectures, utilizing a recent project for a bank as an example.
You can find the program for the event here. I will return shortly with a summary.