2012 was an eventful year. My book was published in April, and was shortlisted for the “management book of the year” award in the UK (in the textbook category).
The award ceremony will be held in London on January the 28th; I plan on going. I look forward to meeting the people involved from CMI (the Chartered Management Institute), my publisher, and the authors of other nominated books.
As for organizationdesign.net: I consider the blog a hobby only – my main priority as a consultant is of course the work I do for clients. Nonetheless, I am delighted to see that it is gradually becoming more popular.
When I started blogging 3 years ago, it appeared on the 4th or 5th page in Google searches (using the search term “organization design”). In October this year, it started to appear on the first page of Google search results!
I added a couple of small features this Fall:
– Readers can sign up to a separate newsletter about customer focused organizations
– New category pages (see “Key Topics”) list previous posts according to category
Here are the best posts from 2012, in my judgment:
How do you know whether your organization needs a redesign?
How to design an organization to be good at two things – without compromising performance
Microsoft rediscovers organization design principles from 1662
How to involve 800 people simultaneously in an organization design process: Interview with Paul Tolchinsky
“Collaboration is difficult – when you are forced to collaborate”: Interview with Andrew Campbell of the Ashridge Strategic Management Centre
I am looking forward to explore new organization design topics with you in 2013.
By the way, if there’s an issue you are particularly interested in right now, let me know (you can add a comment to this post or reach me by using the contact form).