Structure

& EFFICIENCY

For greater productivity and performance

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Balance agility and stability through structure that works

Summary
Structure your organization to suit your current and future operating approaches, with a balance of stable and agile teams, to deliver efficiencies and value.

Key Features of Structure-for-Efficiency Approach

  • Socialise a ‘structural’ approach to business which leverages technology thereby reducing continual disruption, unnecessary physical restructuring and fatigue.
  • Socialise the thinking that everyone counts, whether they are working in high-profile change projects, or core business-as-usual activities and services.
  • Build structures at all levels, and including all teams, and business groups, to support a balanced way to operating - stable and agile together.
  • Allow all business groups to implement their own strategies, structures and team approaches in line with organisational purpose and strategies.
  • Know your people through their Personal Profiles and Work Performance and be able to move them to the areas where they most want to go, and can add the highest levels of value.

Adopt an agile mindset

from 30-70%

Improve the odds of leading successful organisational redesign by paying equal attention to enterprise-wide performance & health

Performance:     What an organisation does to improve results

Health:     How people think and behave in pursuit of results

Organizations wanting to take their performance and operating dynamics to whole new levels are continually exploring different ways of restructuring their organisations without fatiguing their people.

Research shows the key to long-term, sustainable business redesign and success is operating with an agile mindset within the certainty, and transparency, of a highly stable management and governance framework.

Organizations that are both fast-moving and stable will outperform the fast-only 3-fold.

Structure must support your people

Information technology is an enabler to virtualize restructuring, especially if that restructuring is genuinely focused on mobilizing your people.

‘Future of Work’ discussions are very much focused on agile teams able to be mobilized, and de-mobilized, rapidly, or even self-starting teams built through fast-moving networks.

Teams and groups able to foster superior talent, delivering relentlessly, are 8 times more productive than teams that ignore their talent, and their capability.
There's little doubt that in business over the last fifty years, leadership has evolved from more hierarchical and dictatorial forms of control to more collaborative and empowering forms. This, in turn, has led to a rise in the importance of having teamwork at the top in order to facilitate the whole of a company performing better than the sum of its parts.

Stack your business with superior talent and be

8 times more Productive

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Structure enables Innovation

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As teams explore ‘strategy-from-the-edge’ of their business this also throws up different ways of groups and teams operating.

Imagine a business group within a wider business with its own dedicated Plan, including its own strategic drivers and KPI's.

That group can then structure its teams to suit that plan. They could have a mix of agile product teams, alongside infrastructure teams working in a more deliberate fashion.

Groups would still support the wider Purpose and Strategic Drivers of the enabling business.

Structure for Success - Quick Tips

  • Structure in the form of Teams and Groups is always necessary, irrespective of the work methods being applied. The key is finding the balance between stability and agility.
  • Divesting authority and decision-making out to Teams and Groups lets things happen closer to the customer.
  • Use Landscape views to see the blend of Teams and their work.
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