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Data-Driven Organization Design: 2nd edition

By Rupert Morrison

Published by Orgvue 

Managing organizations without data is fraught with misinformation, blind spots and risk. But with a data-driven approach, you can make forward-looking decisions with confidence and be assured those decisions will deliver the outcomes you intended.

Make organizational design decisions with confidence

Data-Driven Organization Design takes you step by step through the macro and micro stages of organizational design to give you a comprehensive, end-to-end method for designing your company’s operating system. Packed with examples and advice, this latest edition contains new material on organizational planning and analysis, role design, job architecture, position management and delta reporting.

Whether planning a complex transformation, a large-scale redesign or a one-off project, Data-Driven Organization Design will show you how to make the most of your organizational data and analytics to improve business performance in a disruptive, uncertain world.

Inside Data-Driven Organization Design

In the book, you’ll discover:

  • Eight common challenges in organizational design
  • How to set clear design principles and criteria
  • How to use data to continually optimize your organization’s potential
  • The difference between roles, positions and people
  • Why organizations struggle with objectives management
  • Six tried and tested methods for rightsizing your organizations

Download a free sample chapter

If you’d like to preview some of the book’s content, we’re offering a free download of the introductory chapter, so you can get a taste of what’s to come.

The core beliefs of data-driven organization design

This chapter will help you lay the foundations for your organizational design journey and provide you with a new way of seeing and understanding the organization as a system.


This book is THE compendium of exceptional ideas with impact. Thorough, timely, and relevant!

Dave Ulrich, Rensis Likert Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan Partner, the RBL Group

A powerful playbook for organization design, where strategy, organization and people are aligned using insights from data.

Pär Åström, President Gardena Division, Husqvarna Group

A must read, if you are looking for a practical guide to understand how different parts of the organization continuously confluence together to drive business outcomes.

Shradha Prakash, VP, Future of Work, Org Design and Talent Enablement at Prudential Financial

A practical and compelling guide to data-driven organization design that offers leaders a way of understanding and reshaping their businesses.

Greg Williams, Deputy Global Editorial Director. WIRED

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