Re-structuring for improved efficiency is a frequently used and often effective tool. But the traditional approach of slimming down the workforce often results in a squeezed workforce, focused on “delivering more with less”.
With the vast majority of organisations expecting to see a decline of company revenues and profits as a result of Covid-19, and the need for organisations to rapidly respond to changing economic and physical circumstances, organisation design is going to come sharply into focus.
So why are so many organisations just tinkering around the edges of their operating model, instead of proactively revolutionising their structure and ways of working for the future?
For organisations to thrive in the new normal there needs to be a fundamental shift in mindset and structures. It is no longer sufficient to slim down to weather the storm.
The organisation of the future is based around networks, constant adaptability, and learning. It is not simply a lighter version of the organisations we have today. And with epidemiologists warning that a second wave will happen, leaders need to deliver fundamental changes to create a platform for greater agility and the ability to react. Flexible structures to support remote and socially-distanced work styles need to be incorporated from the ground up to be successful, not just as an add-on.
We employ a range of organisation design approaches, all of which incorporate a highly collaborative process that focuses on co-creation to ensure your team are bought in to the changes and can take ownership for implementation and driving long-term outcomes. We bring the latest thinking in operating model and organisation design trends, combined with deep insight and expertise to bring you a range of solutions tailored to your needs.
1. Go bold: Re-ignite your business using our zero-based organisation design approach
Our zero based organisation design approach focuses on re-imagining the structure you need from scratch. By focusing only on mission critical and high value-add activities we can not only deliver significant cost savings over and above a traditional organisation design approach, we can also redesign the way your organisation operates, driving greater competitive advantage.
2. Accelerate your operating model transformation with our interactive and high-energy lab
Our Op Model Lab is insight-driven, thought provoking and collaborative, and helps you and your people to begin the Op Model evolution journey. Drawing on industry insights and current trends, we help you explore the ‘art of the possible’ for your journey. Find out more by checking out our Wharton Ignite labs
3. Redesign your organisation using our traditional OD approach
For a more ‘Traditional’ approach* to OD/ Op Model design, our method emphasises a highly collaborative process that ensures ongoing client buy-in and ownership of the design that they have co-created. The work package can be delivered across several Sprints and looks to incorporate industry insight on forward-thinking OD/ Op Model trends to help explore the art of the possible.
We have four core areas of expertise in relation to organisation:
- Operating model review and definition
- Organisation design
- Process definition and redesign
- Workforce transition