Heresy Series • August 2023
strategy < made human
Did you know…
9 out of 10 organisations
fail to execute their strategy
of employees are not aware, or do not understand their corporate strategy
of companies say they are poor at organisational design
of companies are effective at work design
How confident are you that your organisation will successfully execute your strategy?
We create organisation designs that enhance agility, and human-centred change programs that ensure your people are ready to embrace and accelerate your transformation.
Organisations Lack Agility
For most organisations, their current systems and structures impede their strategic agility.
Weighed down with organisational debt that has built up over time. What got you here today, won’t get you to where you need to be tomorrow.
Over time, shifting strategic challenges, constraints and opportunities leave behind significant levels of structural baggage that inhibit the ability of the organisation to deliver its strategy today.
Transformation has often been driven by silver bullets. Long after the consultants have left the building, the promised gains delivered little. In many cases, it made things worse.
Ideas, methodologies, and tools aren’t the endpoint, but they are often implemented as though they are. Agile methodologies, digital transformation, design thinking and modern workplace theory all bring powerful ideas to the table, but they don’t always make sense for every area of your business. It’s only through organisation design that the right ideas can be embedded in the right places, for the right reasons to maximise their impact.
The myth of attracting “better” talent.
It may seem like a quick fix, but this is rarely a talent problem.
The success of well-designed organisations should not depend on how well they can attract and retain the “best” talent. It’s the systems that people work in that account for 90% of performance. A bad system will beat a good person every time. Optimise the organisation design and you will succeed. Better still, you will also become more attractive to better talent.
How we help
Two problems we
help you solve
Aligning organisational design to strategic intent
The design of your organisation must be aligned to your strategy in order to be successful. Captured within is the ability to deliver quicker, at less cost with less risk, while allowing it to be continually improved and optimised over time. Think of it like a well-honed plumbing network – all the pieces must fit and work together perfectly; in other words, to optimise the whole, we must sub-optimise the parts.
Priming the Pump
Ensure your people are ready & engaged for your transformation
Aligning, motivating and mobilising your people in a digitally distributed environment is more complex than ever. We understand the challenge and are here to help. Drawing on our extensive expertise in leading change initiatives, we created human-centred approaches that get your people activated with minimum disruption to business as usual.
Strategy design & execution
Where we do our best work
Growth & Expansion
You are expanding into new geographies, markets or acquisitions need to be integrated.
Innovation & Agility
Your structure is limiting your ability to innovate or you are experiencing slow decision making, poor resource allocation & high role confusion.
New Ways of Working
Dynamic shifts in the talent landscape are driving the need for you to organise around flexible and new ways of working.
Your business model is changing or you need to respond to a changing market place or competitor landscape.
Execution gaps have increased and you are potentially experiencing cost pressures.
Creating workplaces where people thrive
Our clients are the fuel that drives us to push boundaries, be creative, and work with ingenuity. In everything we do, we believe there’s always a new way of looking at things, and they challenge us to prove it every day. From startups with world-changing ideas to multinationals crafting innovative strategies, we want our work to make a real impact – no matter the size of the project.
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