The EODF Summer Book Edition: Find My Book There

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The European Organisation Design Forum, or the EODF, is a community of leaders in the world of organization design. According to the EODF website, its mission is to, “build and advance the community, practice, and strategic role of Organisation Design. We’re driven to fulfil our purpose of creating a connected community, exploring inspirational perspectives to release organisational potential.”

One of the many benefits that the EODF provides its members is providing regular updates relating to relevant reading. The books they choose are chosen by the EODF’s Curatorial Board. I’m pleased to share that my book, “Strategies for Organization Design: Using the Peopletecture Model to Improve Collaboration and Performance,” has been included in August’s special summer book edition in their latest newsletter.

This is not only an honor, but it’s extremely exciting. Please take a look at the email newsletter below, and if you’d like to, subscribe to their free newsletter here.

Welcome to August’s special summer book edition of our EODF Curated Content Newsletter, a monthly service exclusively available to our members. In this month’s edition, you will find six books carefully selected by our Curatorial Board.  If you love reading, learning and exchanging with peers, we’d also like to introduce you to our Organisation Design Bookclub. The next Book Club event takes place on 5th September 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm CET. Your can register here.

How organizations should work: Envisioning a high-performing organization made of a network of internal entrepreneurs

By N. Dean Meyer 

This book challenges traditional hierarchical structures and advocates a dynamic approach to fostering organisational innovation and entrepreneurship. It offers practical insights, resource governance processes, and actionable steps to create a culture of ownership, risk-taking, and positive change. This comprehensive guide empowers leaders to transform their organisations into agile, high-performing entities, embracing the spirit of internal entrepreneurs to thrive in a rapidly evolving business landscape. 

Redesigning work: How to transform your organization and make hybrid work for everyone

By Lynda Grattona to Read

This book draws on three decades of academic research and pandemic experiences to present a transformative four-step framework. It guides readers on understanding what drives performance, exploring innovative work methods, testing them within their organisation, and taking action to ensure lasting benefits. Through real-world case studies, Gratton showcases how companies like HSBC and Fujitsu tackled work challenges by implementing her approaches. 

Strategies for organization design: Using the peopletecture model to improve collaboration and performance

By Tiffany McDowell 

This book delivers an insightful exploration of organisation design by Tiffany McDowell, EY’s People Advisory Principal. It combines applied management and psychology expertise to solve organisational challenges with practical solutions. It focuses on leading organisational transformation in a data-driven and evidence-based manner. This book targets managers and organisational leaders seeking hands-on solutions for contemporary organisation design challenges. 

The microstructure of organizations

By Phanish Puranam

Drawing on a decade of academic research, this book offers a groundbreaking micro-structural perspective on organisation design. It explores various phenomena, such as cross-functional teams, strategic partnerships, open-source communities, and more, challenging conventional thinking. In doing so, readers gain valuable insights into navigating today’s complex organisational landscape.

The social brain: The psychology of succesful groups

By Tracey Camilleri, Samantha Rockey and Robin Dunbar

How can you feel close to people in a hybrid workspace environment if your only point of contact is a video call or a computer? This book explores the challenges of connecting with others in a digital age dominated by phones and computers. The book offers valuable insights into building effective teams by understanding group dynamics, tailoring group sizes to tasks, and fostering cooperation. It emphasises the significance of striking a balance between unity and diversity of perspectives, guiding readers to create successful, high-performing teams through an understanding of the ‘social brain.’

I’d also like to say that it’s an honor to be included with a group of highly successful and respected professionals from around the world. I plan on taking a look at the books included with mine in this newsletter, and I encourage you to do so as well.

Order Strategies for Organization Design Below!