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While many HR functions have recently devoted themselves to improving the management and development of their talent, organisation design has received less attention. Academics including Dave Ulrich and Ed Lawler have recently suggested that HR may be placing too much emphasis on talent management at the expense ensuring talent is working in an effective organisation.

Organisations are now starting to realise that efforts to improve the capability and engagement of their talent will have limited impact unless the organisational context provides talent with the opportunity to contribute towards business objectives and to use their potential. The CIPD state that organisation design is one of the important competencies for HR practitioners, yet there are few training courses specifically dedicated to organisational design and development.

Symposium Training’s two-day ‘Transforming the Organisation’ workshop is one such course. The programme will enable delegates to understand that there are alternatives in all areas of organisation design, review recent changes in organisational forms, ensure that structures, processes and organisational culture are aligned with business strategies, be able to apply organisation design tools to help your organisations prepare for the future rather than simply just meet business objectives today. 

The workshop is delivered by Symposium trainer and consultant Jon Ingham. “We tend to over-do our focus on talent management,” says Jon, “There is a lot of research to suggest that, despite much concern around engagement, there are many organisations full of capable people who are engaged – it’s just that we construct organisations that stop them from performing.”

To attend one of the dates scheduled in the coming months in both Birmingham and London for open courses, or to inquire about having the programme brought to you and delivered in-house for your HR teams, click here