Peter Turgoose

CO-PRESIDENT OF EODF, EUROPEAN ORGANISATION DESIGN FORUM

Peter Turgoos, a professional psychologist, a member of the prestigious British Psychological Society, works with public and private organisations in Europe and the US and is one of the most recognisable innovative strategists in organisational and people behaviour. Through innovative practices, he has helped perform many business processes, from mergers, acquisitions to the introduction of business information support and business restructuring in many companies. He has worked with Nestle, Dolby Laboratories, BAE Systems, TJX, Medtronics, and Inmarsat, among others. He is a co-chair of the European Organisation Design Forum (EODF).

WE HAVE TO INCLUDE PEOPLE IN THE ORGANISATION DESIGN AGAIN

A direct connection exists between designing a model of organisation and organisational culture, so how do we give rise to a culture we want? Changes in the fashion an organisation operates provoke changes in culture, which we observed in the responses to COVID-19. We have introduced changes to ensure people’s health and smooth business operation, but we have nevertheless drastically changed the culture in many areas. Therefore, many organisations are wondering what the way of working should be in the future and what to keep of what they introduced during the epidemic. In times of crisis, HR has proven its value and flexibility through rapid change and has played a vital role in ensuring smooth, secure and efficient operations. Now is the time to involve employees in designing the organisational model and way of working in the future. What will the future be like? How to involve co-workers in its design? How to ensure that we maintain everything positive that we learned during the epidemic? What will be the future of work? What will be the role of HR?