Organisation design in a VUCA world

A paper from 'HR in a disordered world: IES Perspectives on HR 2015'

Garrow V, Varney S | HR Network Paper 105 | Institute for Employment Studies | Mar 2015

In this paper, we highlight the importance of organisations having one foot in the past through exploiting current capabilities whilst also stepping into the future by designing organisations able to explore opportunities. This difficult balancing act is supported by engagement and yet engagement is always threatened by change. More established ways of managing change are replaced by evolving fluid approaches, enabled by what is shared across organisations, to promote collaboration, to simplify what is being faced wherever possible, and to mobilise the workforce.

This paper was originally published in HR in a disordered world: IES Perspective on HR 2015