Building Design Capability in the Public Sector

Developing organisational design capability in a Finland-based engineering corporation: the case of Metso. Design Studies, 29(5), 500–520. Noblet, J.-P., Simon, E., & Parent, R. (2011).

Author: Lisa Malmberg

Publisher: Linköping University Electronic Press

ISBN: 9789176855850


Page: 250

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Public sector organizations are in need of new approaches to development and innovation. There is a need to develop a capability to better understand priorities, needs and wishes of public sector service users and become more proactive, in order to meet the demands on keeping costs down and quality high. Design is increasingly put forward as a potential answer to this need and there are many initiatives taken across the world to encourage the use of a design approach to development and innovation within public sector. In relation to this trend there is a need to improve the understanding of how public sector organizations develop ability to exploit design; how they develop design capability. This is the focus of this thesis, which through an exploratory study has observed the two initiatives aiming to introduce design and develop design capability within healthcare and social service organizations. One main contribution of this work is an understanding of the design capability concept based on a structured review of the use of the design capability concept in the literature. The concept has previously been used in relation to different aspects of designs in organizations. Another important contribution is the development of an understanding for how design capability is developed based on interpretations founded in the organizational learning perspective of absorptive capacity. The study has identified how different antecedents to development of design capability have influenced this development in the two cases. The findings have identified aspects that both support and impede the development of design capability which are important to acknowledge and address when aiming to develop design capability within a public sector organization. In both cases, the set up of the knowledge transferring efforts focus mainly on developing awareness of design. Similar patterns are seen in other prior and parallel initiatives. The findings however suggest that it is also important to ensure that the organization have access to design competence and that structures like routines, processes and culture support and enable the use of design practice, in order to make design a natural part of the continuous development work.

Organization Design

A complete guide to organization design, this book offers an understanding of organizational theory as well as practical advice for how to implement OD in any organization.

Author: Patricia Cichocki

Publisher: Kogan Page Limited

ISBN: 0749470593

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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"With the rate of change in organizations at an all-time high, the need for strong organization design has never been more pressing. Organization Design provides a complete road map to design and delivery and covers all the critical areas including downsizing, outsourcing, job design, change management and re-structuring. This thoroughly revised edition is a practical toolkit to take organization designers from start to finish, outlining the basic theory, providing a step-by-step approach to implementation, and offering solutions to the recurring challenges that will inevitably be met along the way"--

Organisational Capacity Building in Health Systems

In the NGO sector, the following elements are viewed as essential for organisational capacity building framework: ... that support the organisation); organisational structure (i.e. the combination of governance, organisational design, ...

Author: Niyi Awofeso

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415521796

Category: Medical

Page: 306

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Capacity building – which focuses on understanding the obstacles that prevent organisations from realising their goals, while promoting those features that help them to achieve measurable and sustainable results – is vital to improve the delivery of health care in both developed and developing countries. Organisations are important structural building blocks of health systems because they provide platforms for delivery of curative and preventive health services, and facilitate health workforce financing and functions. Organisational capacity building involves more than training and equipment and this book discusses management capacity to restructure systems, structures and roles strategically to optimise organisational performance in healthcare. Examining the topic in a practical and comprehensive way, Organisational Capacity Building in Health Systems is divided into five parts, looking at: What health organisations are and do Management and leadership in health organisations How to build capacity in health systems Building capacity in a range of health system contexts Dealing with challenges in building capacity and evaluating work Looking at how to effectively design, implement and evaluate organisational capacity building initiatives, this book is ideal for public health, health promotion and health management researchers, students and practitioners.

Design Thinking for New Business Contexts

In order to enhance the sustainability of the business, the company needs to further develop its organisational capabilities. Building block stability. Some building blocks related to organisational design are relatively stable, ...

Author: Yujia Huang

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030942069

Category: Creative ability in business

Page: 215

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This textbook identifies and critically explores the new business landscape through the lens of design thinking and contemporary industry practice, bridging the divide between the design and business domains. The book outlines the evolution of design thinking and the relationship between business and design, as well as provides in-depth studies of design thinking in turbulent business contexts, that includes the themes of sustainability, branding and organisational innovation. At its core, it articulates that design thinking is vital to establishing dynamic interdisciplinary thinking models that lead to organizational innovation. Featuring case studies and learning tasks, the book presents design thinking for readers as an organisational philosophy as opposed to a simple problem-solving tool. .

Guide to Organisation Design

Building the capability to morph Leaders need to accept that their current organisation design will inevitably give way to a future design , and would do even better if they understood and acted on the necessity to be continuously and ...

Author: Naomi Stanford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1861978022

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

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Business failure is not limited to start ups. In America alone between 1990 and 2000, there were over 6.3 million business start-ups and over 5.7 million business shut-downs. Risk of failure can be greatly reduced through effective organisational design that encourages high performance and adaptability to changing circumstances. Organisation design is a straightforward business process but curiously managers rarely talk about it and even more rarely take steps to consciously design or redesign their business for success. This new Economist guide explores the five principles of effective organisation design, which are that it must be: driven by the business strategy and the operating context (not by a new IT system, a new leader wanting to make an impact, or some other non-business reason). involve holistic thinking about the organisation be for the future rather than for now not to be undertaken lightly—it is resource intensive even when going well be seen as a fundamental process not a repair job. (Racing cars are designed and built. They are then kept in good repair.)

Leading Organization Design

... 119–120 Human resources (HR): and building organization design capability, 245, 250–254; building the capability of, 250–251; function of, redesigning the, 155, 156, 157–158, 220–221; as the internal coach on organization design, ...

Author: Gregory Kesler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470912850

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Praise for Leading Organization Design "Sheds light on the challenges of organization design in a complex enterprise and more importantly provides an insightful and practical roadmap for business decisions." —Randy MacDonald, SVP, human resources, IBM "Designing organizations for performance can be a daunting task. Kesler and Kates have done an admirable job distilling the inherent complexity of the design process into manageable parts that can yield tangible results. Leading Organization Design provides an essential hands-on roadmap for any business leader who wants to master this topic." —Robert Simons, Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School "Kesler and Kates have encapsulated their wealth of knowledge and practical experience into an updated model on organizational design that will become a new primer on the subject." —Neville Isdell, retired chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company "In today's world of global business, organizational design is a critical piece of long-term success. Kesler and Kates have captured multiple approaches to optimize global opportunities, while highlighting some of the keys to managing through organizational transition. A great read for today's global business leaders." —Charles Denson, president, Nike Brand "Leading Organization Design has some unique features that make it valuable. It is one of the few and certainly only recent books to take us through an explicit process to design modern organizations. This is accomplished with the five-milestone process. The process is not a simple cookbook. Indeed, the authors have achieved a balance between process and content. In so doing, Kesler and Kates show us what to do as well as how to do it." —Jay Galbraith, from the Foreword

People and Organisational Development

A New Agenda for Organisational Effectiveness Helen Francis, Linda Holbeche, Martin Reddington ... of OD while addressing critical business needs (eg organisation design, culture and leadership capability change) 2 Building OD awareness ...

Author: Helen Francis

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9781843983279

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

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People and Organisational Development is ideal for both practitioners and students alike. Setting out a new agenda for organisational effectiveness, this book not only covers emergent theories of organisational development and human resources management, it also gives practical examples for how these theories can be applied. Covering everything from how HR can support strategic change and how technology can be an agent of transformation to performance management, diversity, talent management and emotion at work, this book firmly places HR at the heart of a modern approach to OD. Crucially, People and Organisational Development doesn't just examine successful change initiatives, it also covers the unsuccessful attempts at organisational change and what can be learnt from these. There is also invaluable discussion of the OD role of HRD in ethics, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. Packed with international case studies and examples, this is essential reading for all those studying the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Organisation Design and Organisation Development module and everyone wanting to make a difference to the development of their people and their organisation. Online supporting resources include additional case studies and practical tools.

Digitalisation and Organisation Design

Both internal and external knowledge, competencies and organisational tools are among these abilities which help to ... Dynamic capabilities provide the social enterprises competitive advantages due to its ability to integrate, build ...

Author: Mohammad Nabil Almunawar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000535235

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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Digitalisation and Organization Design aims to address key topics related to organisation design and knowledge management in the digital economy with organisational context, particularly in Asia. Asian nations are moving fast toward the digital economy. Doing business in the digital economy is different from the old way, the role of organisation design and knowledge management is crucial to support innovative and creative ideas for tapping the huge market opportunities in which people are ready for digitalisation. Chapters in the book cover important topics related to organisation design and knowledge management for organisations, especially business organisations in Asia to prepare and cultivate necessary means for advancing in the digital economy. This book offers readers a unique value, bringing new perspectives to understanding emerging business opportunities and challenges in Asia. It will present a valuable collection of chapters with empirical studies from leading researchers on the related topic within the main theme (Asian economies, digitalisation, knowledge management, organisational design) The collection of chapters will be conceptually and practically beneficial for academics, students and policy makers. interested in the latest developments in organisation design and knowledge management in the digital economy in Asia. This book can be used as a main or supplementary resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in business and related areas.

Human Resource Management

populations experience different organisation structures, the extent of hierarchy within them and the working patterns that they ... CANNON, J. A., MCGEE, R. and STANFORD, N. (2010) Organisation design and capability building toolkit.

Author: Stephen Taylor

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9781843984412

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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Written by experts in the field, Human Resource Management: People and Organisations is essential reading for all those studying the CIPD Level 5 Intermediate qualification in HRM. It contains essential coverage of key HR topics including resourcing and talent planning, reward management and contemporary developments in employment relations, making it equally valuable to all students on undergraduate HRM and Business and Management degrees. This 2nd edition of Human Resource Management: People and Organisations now includes three brand new chapters on Human Resource Development; improving organisational performance and organisational design and development as well as additional real-life case studies throughout, ensuring the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of people and organisations. Fully supported by online resources including new videos, podcasts and interactive multiple choice questions as well as a lecturer guide and powerpoint slides for instructors, this is an authoritative, informative and engaging guide essential for all HR students