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Organisation design and development involves more than defining job roles and reporting lines. Rather, it has a much broader business context and value. We view organisation design and development as a dynamic activity which involves making sure your people, ways of working and culture are aligned to help you achieve your strategic aims and ambitions.
Our starting point is to make sure your key strategic objectives are well understood. We’ll be looking to answer questions such as: what are you trying to achieve? How do you intend to get there? What principles and values are important to you? What challenges do you face?
We’ll work with you to make sure the scope and purpose of the organisation or organisational unit is clear and well-articulated. At this stage we’re looking to answer questions such as: what are the key components of the organisation and what are they responsible for? what services do they provide? what are the boundaries and connections with other parts of the business or externally with other organisations? what are the desired behaviours and ways of working that you aspire to? Drawing on this core understanding, we’ll help you shape a high level model for your organisation, highlighting some of the choices you’ll need to make and the associated pros and cons.
With a high level target model established, we can flesh out a more comprehensive organisational framework. This would set out the core building blocks, including functions or operations, interfaces, key job roles and responsibilities, spans of control, resourcing needs, key skills and capabilities. But we would also want to establish the ways you want the organisation to work, the values it should adhere to and the culture you want to embody. Identifying these is the easy part, but it’s much harder to embed them. To do this, you need to align shared and individual objectives; possibly change reward and recognition mechanisms, and potentially take new approaches to career progression and training.
Given the likely complexity of the change, your business as a whole and the individuals within it will need to be taken on a journey which involves everyone. We work with our clients to help them build strong leadership and regular engagement within their organistaions to create ownership and support for the desired outcomes is to be achieved.
Our business-focused approach and the collaborative way we go about our work enables us to create a solution that fits in with you and actively supports your business’s success. In short, we help you design and develop an organisation that reinforces your strategic intent and the good work of your people.
We make sure your organisational design takes account of your broader business strategy and rationale, so that it really supports what you’re trying to achieve
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Here are some examples of our client work:
We helped the CEO to develop a new, more focused corporate strategy to drive performance.