Why is the right structure important?

Organisations are getting better at undertaking transformational programmes of work. But sometimes, when you react to urgent and iterative change, the overall strategy can get lost. If you don’t have a blueprint to work towards, work can become disjointed and confused, conflict can arise amongst competing priorities, organisational culture can suffer and you won’t achieve the most value for residents. Further to this, without the right corporate governance processes in place an organisation could be heading towards catastrophic failure. You need to be clear that accountabilities and responsibilities are taken seriously and properly acted upon. This ranges from financial and contractual processes to decision making.

What does organisational design involve?

We work with people across the whole organisation from strategic leaders to front line deliverers your to help design and develop or refresh your structure from Target Operating Model design to practical delivery. We can help you to explore and articulate what you’re trying to achieve, assess how you’re currently performing against your ambition and identify what you need to change to maximise your delivery impact. We can help you to create a clear, outcome focussed framework that that ensures your form follows your function.

What are the benefits?

Having roles and structures that show clarity of purpose to deliver the outcomes, values and vision for your organisation will have a direct impact on the culture, processes and people within it. It will positively influence core enabling business as it informs service delivery, technology, finance and customers and ensure clear and logical lines of accountability.


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