Organisation Design

Organisation Design is a process for shaping the way organisations are structured and run.

Organisation design involves arranging the organisation’s work and people to achieve its purpose and strategy. Our organisation designers are highly skilled in working with clients to understand their strategy and assess the fit with their existing operating model design. The aim is to ensure that the whole operating model – including structure, processes, information systems and locations – is aligned with the organisation’s purpose and is designed to deliver the organisation’s strategy. We are expert in designing structures and processes that are relevant for the organisation’s state and stage of life and that align with the business model.

When should you do Organisation Design ?

In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing business landscape, organisations need to adapt quickly to remain competitive. One of the most critical aspects of any successful business is its Organisation Design.



Mergers, acquisitions, development of new products or entry into new markets could all represent strategic change that means the operating model needs adjusting.

Significant changes to strategy or organisational goals are likely to mean that the organisation structure, processes or capabilities will no longer be set up to deliver, and will need to be redesigned to remain relevant.

Strategic org design should be tightly aligned to wider strategy planning and review in order to ensure the operating model is set up to deliver the strategy.



No matter how much strategic planning we do, sometimes unforeseen things just happen.

External influences could include legislative or regulatory changes, the arrival of new competitors in the market or a global pandemic resulting in huge changes to how people work!

Internal influences could include cost-cutting measures, introduction of new sustainability policies or rollout of new technologies.

Any of these events could precipitate a need to revisit the operating model’s fitness-for-purpose.



Organisations change over time, and processes and practices evolve. This slow and incremental change usually happens so gradually that it goes unnoticed…until it doesn’t. Suddenly, we realise that communication flows aren’t working so well, decision-making takes too long, or siloed ways of working are making the business ineffective.

This type of organisation design can also be driven by a related element that has changed, for example, an organisation that undertakes a significant process redesign will likely need to review its roles, structures and reward mechanisms to make sure they are aligned.

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