Organisational design ‘requires strategic planning’


Company leaders must approach organisational design with comprehensive strategic planning processes in place, according to Deloitte.

The firm said organisational design can provide significant improvement to performances by increasing speed to market, trimming costs and encouraging better customer experiences.

David Brown, Deloitte Australia’s human capital leader, said today’s businesses face productivity challenges, but this often results in them simply reducing headcounts.

“Taking a more strategic approach to organisational design can yield better long-term results,” he explained.

“It is all about designing your organisation for sustained performance by focusing on core questions, which will assist with understanding why your organisation is undertaking a design project in the first instance.”

Mr Brown said creating and implementing a new design can be a positive driver in complex corporate environments, but simply committing to change is not enough to ensure the success of these schemes.

He argued that there must be precise actions taken at three important strategic phases: decide, design and deliver.

“The outcome of organisation design hinges on the leader who has the energy to drive necessary decisions and the profile and personal characteristics to build commitment in the organisation,” Mr Brown continued.

A Deloitte report suggested business leaders ask themselves three questions when approaching organisation design:

·      Is your business operating model correct for your strategy?
·      How do you know an organisation restructure is the right move?
·      How can you ensure a greater chance of success?

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