"Luck has nothing to do with success.
It's down to good management and
hard work." (Slightly misquoted from
Charlotte's Web, by E. B. White)
Analyzing and interpreting information
Bringing the high level to the operational level
Knowing when to stop
Facilitating great outcomes
Dr Naomi Stanford is a consultant, teacher, and author. Her work as a consultant is in organization design and development in all its manifestations. She is the author of three books: Organization Design, the Collaborative Approach, The Economist Guide to Organisation Design, and Organisation Culture: Getting it Right (also an Economist publication). Her book Organizational Health will be published in November 2012. Before leaving the UK to live in the US she was a corporate employee of large multinational companies, including British Airways, Marks & Spencer, and Xerox. Since moving to the US she has been consulting to a range of organizations in the government, non-profit and private sectors. Additionally, she supervises doctoral students in the School of Business and Technology at Capella University.
General Services Administration
- Designing the strategy and leading the change management activity of a complex corporate move
- Planning and facilitating the merger of two business units
Royal Dutch Shell/Johnson Controls
- Leading an organization design implementation to bridge two organizational divisions
Birmingham City Council
- Designing and delivering an enterprise-wide organization design strategy and methodology
HR Excellence Center
- Developing and running consulting skills, organization development, and organization design programs in China
- Designing and delivering organization design programs for American Airlines, Google, UK Borders Authority, Diebold, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, HR Society, HR Excellence Center, Association of Professional Design Firms, Akzo Nobel, United States Postal Service.
Recent speaking engagements
- Organization Design Forum South Africa, December 2011, Ten Myths of Organization Design
- Mitre, November 2011, Can you design organization culture?
- Human Capital Institute, September 2011, Myths of Organization Design
- Plexus Institute, July 2011, Changing organization culture
- Core Net Global, June 2011, Organization and Space Design
- C-Pet, April 2011, Are policies red tape?
- CIPD HRD Conference, London, 2010, Approaches to Change
- Organization Design Conference, Denver, 2010, Organization Design in Birmingham City Council
- Stanford, N. (2012) The Historical and Theoretical Background to Organisation Development In eds. Holbeche, L., Francis, H., Reddington, M. People and Organisational Development: A new Agenda for Organisational Effectiveness
- Stanford, N. (2010). Corporate Culture: Getting it Right. Profile Books (for the Economist)
- Stanford, N. (2007). The Economist Guide to Organisation Design. Profile Books (for the Economist)
- Stanford, N. (2004). Organization Design: the Collaborative Approach. Elsevier Publishing
- Stanford, N. (2011) How can OD consultants learn to challenge effectively? HR Value, December
- Stanford, N. (2011) Is organization development really managing change? HR Value, September
- Stanford, N. (2011) Organization development leaders: how they can help create organizational value, HR Value, July
- Stanford, N. (2011) Organization trends: what are they and how can I find out about them? HR Value, May
- Stanford, N. (2011) The Organization Development (OD) Function, HR Value, March
- Stanford, N. (2011) HR and Organisation Development: what is the relationship? Is it going anywhere?,Croner Strategic Briefings (February)
- Stanford, N. (2011) The Role of an OD Consultant ,HR Value, January
- Stanford, N. (2010) The Trouble with Cultural Labels, HR and Business, November
- Stanford, N. (2010) What is an OD project? HR Value, November
- Stanford, N. (2010) Are HR and OD two different disciplines? HR Value, September
- Stanford, N. (2010) What's the matter with Organization Development? Practicing OD, September
Checklists and toolkits
- Stanford, N. (2010). Approaches to change: building capability and confidence. CIPD.
- Stanford, N., McGee, R. and Cannon, J. (2010) Organisation Design and Capability Building. CIPD