Business Processes and Organizational Structure

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We assist organizations and teams to form the structure of processes and responsibilities in a way that a delta value is tangibly created. For that we provide the methodology, models and ideas for solutions. With the work we do with our clients, we strengthen the decision process, dialogue, understanding and effectiveness of change. We help to create solutions that are scaled up and increase effectiveness over time. 

› Forming and actuating structure

A new structure should convert the success factors of the strategy into responsibilities. Structures start coming alive, when differentiated responsibilities together deliver new results with activities interlinking across the borders of authority. Organizational structure can best be developed with the focus on results in the context of an existing and real business challenge. A focus on structure, on the other hand, will produce more structure problems.

› Process advantage: How to conceptualize and realize

Process advantage is fundamental to any product- or service advantage. Often, well-engineered processes never become effective, because implementation problems prevent success. A proven path to evolving process advantage is to let processes mature with stages of result effectiveness. The first stage of design then delivers a beta-version of the process that delivers a prototype level of results. While building the practice of using the process, optimization and fine-tuning are carried out simultaneously. The process becomes more effective in stages, involving process members in the development.

› Realizing the potential of merger integration and cooperation 

For a combination of units to deliver results the parts grow together in the process emerging as one culture. It is not the other way around. The first step is to mutually agree on short-term business result goals that  have to be realized by both units working as one. These goals must be identified, if not, the combination of the entities may seem to make no sense. When theresult goals are identified teams with members from each of the partner organization can set out to create success. Even planning the goals is already an integration exercise and a test of cultural compatibility.