Talking Systems – Organisational Design in a Systems Context (Dr Naomi Stanford)- NHS Leadership Academy, 15 July 2021 2-3pm BST

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Talking Systems – Organisational Design in a Systems Context

Talking Systems – Organisational Design in a Systems Context

15 July 2021 2:00pm – 3:00pm BST (+01:00)

Location TBC


We are delighted that Dr Naomi Stanford has agreed to launch our Talking Systems series of events for 2021-22.

Naomi is a leading light in her field, as her biography amply demonstrates. She is an internationally recognised organization design practitioner, teacher, and author.

During her earlier UK career, Dr Stanford was an employee of large multinational companies, including Price Waterhouse, British Airways, Marks & Spencer, and Xerox. She then moved to the US working as an organization design consultant to a range of organizations in the government, non-profit and private sectors.

Six years ago she returned to the UK work in the government sector as a Civil Servant. Naomi is now free-lancing as an organization design consultant.  Currently she is writing a third edition of her Economist book A Guide to Organization Design.  Additionally, she writes books, articles, speaks at conferences, and tweets regularly on organization design.

Her website can be found at; she tweets from the following account – @naomiorgdesig

For this session, Naomi will be addressing the challenges of practising “organisation design” in a system context – and will touch upon the highly topical issue of org design in relation to “hybrid working”.

As ever with these hour-long sessions, Naomi will initially be invited to offer some insights into her recent experiences in the field and her latest thinking on her topic. Thereafter, we will engage her in conversation, using themes and questions submitted by the audience in advance of the session. We will also use the chat box in real-time to channel further questions to Naomi in the course of that exchange. Just before the end, we will invite her to sum up on the basis of the discussion that we have had.

We hope that you are able to find the time to join us for what promises to be a fascinating session.