10 Essential Organisation Design Blogs

10 Essential Organisation Design Blogs

I’ve got an email yesterday from a follower of this blog, who asked me what sources I use to keep track of HR topics. I must admit that my main source for new content is often Linkedin. As I have a pretty large network there, I tend to scout quite a lot of interesting content. Twitter is also another good option, although I have had mixed results so far in terms of real participation. I then use a couple of tools to keep track of many sites that I try to follow. I’ve therefore decided to write a couple of posts on the sources I use more often, and that I have used as inspiration for my blog.

This first post is dedicated to Organisation Design, a topic that you know I’m really passionate about. So here are the 10 blogs I like most in this domain. Of course, the list is completely subjective, and the order is purely casual.

Naomi Stanford Blog

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Naomi Stanford

The blog of Naomi Stanford has been the one that has led me into writing back on Organisation Design. As I have been researching a few concepts for my job, I got inspired by her posts, which always analyse also broad facts from a Design perspective. She has written several books (I have reviewed her Guide to Organisation Design) and is also very active on Twitter.

Some Notable Articles:

Organization (Re)Design

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Organization (re)Design

Organization (Re)Design is the blog of Nicolay Worren, Associate professor in Leadership & Organization at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. His blog is full of useful resources, heabily grounded in academic research but always written in a practical way. Definitely one of the reference points also for definitions and methodologies.

Some Notable Articles:

On The Mark Blog

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On The Mark Blog

On The Mark is an Organisation Design Consulting firm, based both in the US and Europe. It has a very rich blog, with articles and digests that are generally informative, with a specific focus on Operating Models.

Some Notable Articles:

McKinsey Organisation Blog

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McKinsey Organisation Blog

There’s no need to introduce McKinsey, however their Organisation Blog is a very good source of ideas and trends in Organisation Design, Change Management, Talent, Leadership and Culture. I particularly appreciate the topics in Organisation Design, even if I don’t always share their full approach.

Some Notable Articles:

The Octopus – Ideo Blog

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The Octopus – Ideo Blog

No need to present Ideo, the consulting firm more associated with Design Thinking. Its blog is a source of a lot of content generally linked to Design, much of which can be associated with Work and Organisation. Some other articles are always good for lateral thinking.

Some Notable Articles:

Kate Kesler Blog

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Kate Kesler Blog

Kate Kesler is one of the consulting companies more active in Organisation Design, and has a blog with excellent resources on the topic. Always worth a look.

Some Notable Articles:

NOBL Academy

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NOBL Academy

NOBL Academy is a library of tools, case studies, essays, and training developed by consulting firm NOBL, which is focused on culture and organisation design.

Some Notable Articles:

The Ready

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The Ready

Blog hosted on Medium of The Ready, consulting company established by Aaron Dignan, author of The Brave New Work, contains quite a lot of thought-provoking articles on organisation design.

Some Notable Articles:

EODF Blog

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EODF Blog

The blog of the European Organisation Design Forum doesn’t sprinkle with fresh content, and most of the articles are related to events, however, there are a few contributions that are worth checking in.

Some Notable Articles:

Flevy Blog

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Flevy Blog

This is the blog of Flevy, an online marketplace of business best practices. The blog provides a number of excellent free resources, of which one topic often covered is Organisation Design.

Some Notable Articles:

If you have any further blog to suggest, feel free to do so directly in the comment section below!

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  1. Hi Sergio, thanks for the recommendations!

    Recommend these following blogs as well:
    * Kates Kesler Organizational Consulting – http://kateskesler.com/blog/
    * Cocoon Pro – https://medium.com/cocoon-pro
    * Org Design for Design orgs – https://orgdesignfordesignorgs.com/blog/
    * OrgMapper – https://orgmapper.com/blog/
    * Rancord Society – https://www.rancord.org/
    * OrgVue – https://www.orgvue.com/organizational-design/

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