Organisation Design


Organization design is the process of shaping the way an organization is structured and defining the key principles according to which it is run. It allows to define tasks, authority relationships, coordination processes, shared values and norms, all of which influence the way people behave and interact with each other. Today, we will understand the main dimensions and principles of organizational design.

Key Take-aways

  • What is an organization and who are its main stakeholders
  • Defining relationships in an organizations
  • How to coordinate activities
  • Different ways to structure an organization
  • The importance of organizational culture


Laura Cortellazzo is Assistant Professor of Business Organization and Human Resource Management at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy). She is member of the Ca’ Foscari Competency Centre, research centre aimed to improve individuals’ performance and employability through the development of behavioral competencies. Her research focuses on the fields of Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Management, Leadership and Career. Her research work has been published in various international journals, including Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Small Business Management, Frontiers in Psychology.

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