Organisation design is the process and outcome of shaping an organisational structure to align it with the business purpose and context in which it exists.

Organisation development is the planned and systematic enabling of sustained performance in an organisation through the involvement of its people. Here you’ll find information on organisation design and development, organisation effectiveness and transformation, reorganisation, restructuring, organisation tools, techniques and diagnostics.

Design and development

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Organisation design

A guide to organisation design approaches, the types of organisational structures, and the factors which influence the choice of organisation design

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Organisation development

Explore the history of organisation development, the 'interventions' involved, and the relationship between organisation development and HR

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Podcasts

OD: taking the business with you?

Episode 84: With organisations facing near constant change, this episode focuses on strategies for organisational design and development and how involving stakeholders and effective communication is key to smooth implementation.

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Workforce planning and job design

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Workforce planning

A guide to the activities involved in workforce planning, 'hard' and 'soft' approaches, the stages of the process, and an action point list

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Job design

Introductory guidance covering the evolution and objectives of job design, the factors affecting it, and the approaches to designing jobs

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National Skills Bulletin 2016

The bulletin provides an overview of the Irish labour market at occupational level. The objective of the Bulletin is to inform policy formulation in the areas of employment, education/training, career guidance and immigration. The Bulletin also aims to assist students, job seekers, persons returning to the labour force, investors and employers in making labour market decisions.

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Podcasts

Building the best team

Episode 95: Is there a recipe for building the perfect team? This episode’s HR experts advocate diversity of thought and skills, preparing the groundwork and creating shared values and communication patters.

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Business analysis tools

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PESTLE analysis

Discover what PESTLE means, and use our PESTLE analysis template and example to understand the external influences on your organisation.

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