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Designing Organisations for Performance

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Tricordant and Jaguar Land Rover believe that just like superbly designed products, organisations need to be well designed to deliver the strategic intents of the organisation. Tricordant and JLR have come together to share their insights and approaches to organisation design through a highly practical, 2 day residential masterclass. Both JLR and Tricordant share a common philosophy to designing healthy, high performing organisations. This philosophy goes well beyond analysing skills and competencies, restructuring teams, roles and creating organograms. It begins by exploring the purpose of the organisation, then agreeing what strategy, goals and values are needed to fulfill that purpose, before mapping out the systems, processes, structure, and rewards that are needed to deliver the strategy while using organisation development interventions to nudge people’s behaviours, mindsets, and organisational spirit towards what’s needed to bring the future organisation to life. This interactive, highly practical course will:

  • Build your confidence and impact when supporting transformational change

  • Increase your knowledge of the field of organisation design

  • Grow your understanding of the relationship between organisation design and organisation development

  • Improve your understanding of the importance of a systemic approach to organisation design and why engaging those affected will deliver great results

  • Increase your experience and capability through applying key tools to real case studies and your own design challenges

  • Build your understanding of leaders perspectives on organisation design

  • Learn cross sector practices and insights from from attendees

  • Develop your thinking on your own current organisation design challenges

  • Provide an electronic copy of Tricordants simple but powerful organisation design toolset for use within your own organisation

Who is it for?

This programme is designed for Organisation Design practitioners, Organisation Development practitioners, line managers and HR professionals whose work involves organisation design.


The agenda has been designed to draw on both JLR and Tricordant thinking initally exploring what is organisation design and its relationship with organisation development. The agenda will follow a simple road map for designing organisations including: Diagnosis, Design, and Evaluation while highlighting good practices around managing critica organisational tension, engagement, and interdependencies with workforce design. Through out the agenda participants will explore and apply key tools to their own design challenges and at specific points. Excitingly we will be joined by the new Director of Organisation Design for JLR who speak about leadership in organisation design.

Day 1

09:00am Arrival

09.30am Welcome, Aims and Introductions

10.00am Exploring organisation design and it’s relationship with organisation development

10.45am The importance of systems thinking

11.30am Break

11.45am Diagnose - Exploring organisational models

12.45pm Diagnose - Translating strategy into design criteria

12.45pm Lunch

1.45pm Diagnose - The importance of engagement & intervention design

2.15pm Project Application


4.15pm Design - Managing Tensions

5.00pm Reflections, & close

7.30pm Dinner together

Day 2

8.30am Overnight reflections

9.00am Design - Mapping your core process

10.00am Design - Clustering teams and checking spans of control

11.00am Leadership in orgdesign key note

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Design - Connecting the wider organisation

1.45pm Design - Exploring organisational types

2.15pm Design - Understanding the interdependency with workforce planning

3.00pm Break

3.15pm Evaluation - 12 tests of whole and healthy design

4.00pm Project Application

5.00pm Reflections, check out & close

5.30pm Close


“Thank you very much for your passion, energy and enthusiasm for our internal Organisation Design Masterclass in Boehringer Ingelheim. You inspired our delegates to think very differently about organisation design and gave them new and innovative tools to choose from and use with their internal clients. The feedback from the delegates at the end of the programme speaks for itself! Thank you” Gifford Tanser, Head of OD, Boehringer Ingelheim

“Tricordant’s approach has provided the organisation with a robust methodology that has been adopted as ‘the OD approach’ to be used.” Change Programme Manager, Victim Support


Nick Richmond – is a Director of Tricordant with a passion to design thriving workplaces by creating healthy, meaningful work within high performing organisations. Over the past 10 years Nick has built upon his facilitation skills, relational approach, strategic thinking and innovative spirit to specialize in organisation design, organisational development and bringing the future to life. Nick is co-Chair of the European Organisation Design Forum (EODF), UK lead for the EODF and was co-dean of the EODF 2014 conference. In these roles he works hard to create the environment for the organisation design community to flourish and enable value to be shared. Prior to joining Tricordant he worked in heavy manufacturing and the process industries resolving complex technical issues at the juncture between people, process and purpose. See https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickgmrichmond/ for more.

Gill Morris – is an Organisation Development Manager at Jaguar Land Rover whose role includes organisation and operating model design. Gill takes a holistic and systems perspective to her work which means supporting the health and well-being of the whole system (individual, team, organisation, inter-organisation). Gill is passionate about connecting purpose with people, processes and systems and believes in the core values of respect and inclusion, collaboration, authenticity, self-awareness and sustainability. Gill has worked as an internal OD practitioner for the past 8 years. Prior to joining JLR Gill has worked in the insurance, automotive and retail sectors in various roles including Talent & Resourcing Manager and Senior HR Business Partner. See https://www.linkedin.com/in/morrisgillian/ for more.

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