Organization Design: Linking Mind to Its Agreed Organization Role as a Foundation of Economics

9 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2016

Date Written: July 31, 2016


Organization design is a new aspect of organization study that has arisen due linking the organization to individual psychology and the direct link it enables between daily staff behaviour to organization strategy, which in turn is linked to the national economy. Traditional global best practice of HR and organizational development does not achieve that link, or does so due only fortunate accident.

Thus organization design refers specifically to the scientific details of the solution to the first Ashby equation in linking the daily activity of a person to the national economy, SHRMsuccess→ organization success. Should the person deliver to standard the actions identified in the organization design link, then that person can be said to have ‘done their bit’ in contributing to the organization achieving its strategy (refer to Why Work for further discussion).

I suggest the term organization design be a restricted very precise term referring specifically to the foundation issue of identifying the scientifically valid direct and clear link between a mind and the strategy of the business. I suggest this because of the significance of this link as a foundation of western democracy free market economics.

This paper outlines the organization design system OPD-HCD™ as a foundation of economics; how it works, why it is important, its role in micro- and macro-economics, how it is implemented, and the payback in financial gains and staff satisfaction to be expected. OPD-HCD™ is the only system of organization design available globally. Given the depth of intellectual foundation of OPD-HCD™, it is difficult to imagine that the link between individual mind and the organization strategy can be constructed in any other way.

Keywords: Organization Design, Organization Performance, Human Performance, Foundation of Economics, Influence of Ideology, Social Development

JEL Classification: A10, A11, A12, A13, A14, D01, E00, E03 L20, L30

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Little, Graham, Organization Design: Linking Mind to Its Agreed Organization Role as a Foundation of Economics (July 31, 2016). Available at SSRN: or

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