June OD Cafe – Organisation of the Future for the Future 

Organisational design (or architecture) pertains to the ‘delivery logic’ set up by an organisation to establish, unlock, and deliver ongoing value for its stakeholders. It is widely recognised that the design of the organisation has a profound effect, not only on its ability to execute its strategy successfully, but also its performance and ultimately its sustainable competitive advantage.

The criticality of organisational design has become an even greater imperative in the emerging new world of hyper-fluidity and hyper-turbulence. Globally, leadership is forced to reconsider the design of their organisations from first principles, given the emerging, new order and competitive demands. In many instances, the current designs of organisations have reached their ‘sell by date’.

The purpose of the café is to explore the possible design of future-fit organisations, enabling leadership to use their organisational design as a competitive edge. Four topics will be covered: the forces of change driving the emerging, new order; possible design criteria for the organisation of the future; exploring possible future-fit organisational forms; and stress testing the future-fitness of one’s current organisational design.

 Presenter: Prof Theo H Veldsman 

Work Psychologist, Visiting Professor in Work Psychology at the University of Johannesburg, Extra-ordinary Professor, University of Stellenbosch Business School, Strategic Associate, InavitIQ 

The OD café is based on the upcoming book by Theo entitled “Designing fit-for-purpose organisations. A comprehensive, integrated route map”, due July 2019.  The book provides the latest thinking on organisational design which covers, for the first time, in the same place: Strategic, Tactical and Operational Design as a seamless whole. It is structure around a comprehensive, integrated organisational design process. 

The book is published by Knowledge Resources’ publishing company, KR Publishing. To order the book either visit their website at www.kr.co.za or phone them on 011 706 6009.     

Book Your Seat Now

Seats are limited, so please confirm your attendance to reserve a seat well in advance!

Cafe Details

Date: Wednesday 12 June 2019

Time: 8H00 am – 10H00 am

Venue: WorldsView™ Academy
WorldsView House
150 Kelvin Drive
Woodmead, Sandton

Cost: No charge, but we do need confirmation of numbers for catering purposes, so book your seat now!

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