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Managing organization re-design processes            Three key requirementsNicolay Worrenwww.organizationdesign.net
Organization (re)design is an element in    - or prerequisite for - many types of organizational change•    Starting point...
Re-design processes are demanding•   Challenges     – Uncertainty     – Different stakeholders     – Direct impact on indi...
A systematic approach is needed         “We need to         reorganize”        PLAN                             DESIGN    ...
What an effective design process needs to providePotentially negative   Requirements:outcome:Misalignment                 ...
Investing time and effort in early phase pays off later                   New organization announced Planning Design      ...
Creating alignment with                                     A                                  mission and strategy       ...
A                       Creating coherency                                                                                ...
A                   Creating trust                                                                           C            ...
Balancing top down direction with extensive involvement                    PLAN                               DESIGN      ...
More on principles, frameworks, toolswww.amazon.co.uk                                              www.organizationdesign....
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How to manage organization re-design processes

  1. 1. Managing organization re-design processes Three key requirementsNicolay Worrenwww.organizationdesign.net
  2. 2. Organization (re)design is an element in - or prerequisite for - many types of organizational change• Starting point – Strategic reorientation – Merger or acquisition – Change /improvement program 2 © Worren Consulting 2012
  3. 3. Re-design processes are demanding• Challenges – Uncertainty – Different stakeholders – Direct impact on individuals’ careers 3 © Worren Consulting 2012
  4. 4. A systematic approach is needed “We need to reorganize” PLAN DESIGN IMPLEMENT• Phases, milestones• How to collect data• How to develop alternative solutions• How to make decisions• Who to involve 4 © Worren Consulting 2012
  5. 5. What an effective design process needs to providePotentially negative Requirements:outcome:Misalignment Create alignment A (with mission and strategy)Internally Create coherency Cinconsistent modelsLack of trust Create trust T 5 © Worren Consulting 2012
  6. 6. Investing time and effort in early phase pays off later New organization announced Planning Design Implementation “Time to value” Planning Design Implementation “Time to value” 6 © Worren Consulting 2012
  7. 7. Creating alignment with A mission and strategy C T• Try to articulate organizational implications – Required “capabilities” – My preferred approach: Define “functional requirements” • Break down the mission into “sub missions” (mandates) for every major unit • What outcomes does the organization need to deliver, for whom?• Define design criteria – how to evaluate alternatives against each other 7 © Worren Consulting 2012
  8. 8. A Creating coherency C T Central coordination Different organizational dimensions Managing Director Managing Director Managing Product Engineering Product Director Marketing Sales & Innovation Development Management Product Engineering Product Marketing Sales & Innovation Development Management Product Engineering Product Marketing Sales & Innovation Operating model Development ManagementMandates/missions and different levels Governance model Resource model 8 © Worren Consulting 2012
  9. 9. A Creating trust C T Gathering data “Selling the change” Developing solutions Planning Design Implementation Compliance “Fair Trustprocess” Valid information 9 © Worren Consulting 2012
  10. 10. Balancing top down direction with extensive involvement PLAN DESIGN IMPLEMENT Set the Document Design Develop Transition agenda org criteria model Select Detail plan Implement EvaluateLeaderMngtm 123 456 789teamOthersProject team 10 © Worren Consulting 2012
  11. 11. More on principles, frameworks, toolswww.amazon.co.uk www.organizationdesign.net Subscribe here! 11 © Worren Consulting 2012

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