About-Berkeley

About Berkeley

We’re about being there for our clients when it really matters. When it absolutely has to be right. Doing the right thing is both our ethos and sweet spot. And it’s why clients turn to us again and again

 

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I started out in Management Consultancy in 1997 having graduated from the University of Durham with a Masters degree in Astrophysics.  I have worked with some fantastic clients over the last fourte...

Hadley Baldwin, Partner

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The people

It's the people that make Berkeley different to other consultancies. Bright, friendly, down-to-earth people who are both thinkers and doers. Working by your side, as consultants and colleagues, to get the right results.

Organisation Design and Development

Aligning and focusing your people on meeting your strategic aims and ambitions

Organising for maximum effect

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.


Understanding your strategic objectives

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?

Scoping and shaping the organisation

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.

A holistic framework

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.

Planning the journey

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.

Fitting in with you

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.

Critical, Complex, Lasting Change

Case Study

Creating a corporate strategy from within the business

We helped the CEO to develop a new, more focused corporate strategy to drive performance.

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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

Mark Fearn

Mark Fearn
Partner

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