Innovation in organization design supports tough strategic choices
New organizational models are devised and implemented to optimize collaboration. Collaboration is what people in organizations do to ensure work gets done. It results from the coordination of individual and collective work into a coherent system. Corporations usually coordinate work through two capabilities: their hierarchical organization and their project collaboration mode(s). These collaboration modes namely define how and when people have access to information and tools, and what their role in processing this information is.
Today, as technology has transformed access to information, most collaboration issues deal with a clear understanding of the changes brought about by technology
Do we have a clear understanding of our different ways of working? Very often, suboptimal collaboration comes from inconsistent collective working practices, not from technology issues
Have we engaged in organizational design recently? Suboptimal collaboration can also stem from roles and positions definitions, that need to be analyzed
Have we paid attention to how engage our employees in a transformation that will fundamentally change the way they work? Finally, engagement and mobilization are key. As organization moves slower than business, it is essential that people go beyond what is expected of them to ensure that work gets done
Supporting People officers and OD specialists in new design and deployment
We leverage experience in strategy and in new organizational approaches (networks, communities, social learning environments) to design and build the specific organizational structures that answer each organization's need for agility and compliance. We help prototype and deploy these structures and support the acquisition of new skills by the owners. Our approach includes: