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Organisation design blueprint development

Integrated plan for alignment of culture, structure, systems and process

Organisation design is often synonymous with restructuring - revising reporting lines, removing hierarchical layers to improve efficiency, streamline decision making, deliver cost savings and drive innovation.

What begins as a logical, linear, rationale to simplify bureaucracy is invariably complicated by culture and people. Beyond well crafted organisational announcements is then the long haul to implementation and tangible benefits realisation.

In our experience, a robust organisation design approach is built from an integrated, wholistic blueprint that integrates formal structures, managerial systems, operating model, culture, core business processes, capability, people and governance.

We work with leaders and subject matter experts to:

  • Facilitate a series of iterative conversations with the top 2-3 layers of management to ensure the organisation is optimally “fit-for-purpose” and achieve strong ownership from those accountable for implementation

  • Align perspectives on the current business strategy, including elements of the strategic intent, core capability, core business proposition, and success measures

  • Conduct an environment scan of industry sector trends to assess opportunities and threats

  • Ensure key design decisions are informed by multiple perspectives including the board, executive, customers and employees

  • Plan how to lead change and engage stakeholders to enable implementation of the organisation design.

With focused alignment on strategy, a broader group of managers start work on designing the business and operating models.

The final deliverables typically include an organisation design blueprint and a transition plan to motivate the entire organisation to respond collaboratively to a complex and dynamic external environment.

Organisation design inevitably requires an internal transformation of structures, processes and practises that shape people’s behaviour and energy. The organisation’s values and culture also influence how decisions get made on a daily basis to enable strategy execution.