An effective organization design is a lot more than what you might find on an org chart. It is the way in which an organization coordinates activities towards product and service quality and delivery effectiveness and efficiency.
FOUR INDICATORS OF EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATION DESIGN:
Another way to think about an effective organization design is to understand the “fit” among all the different components of an organization. Compare an organization to the human body, for example. In the human body there are various systems – neurological, pulmonary, vascular etc. A change made to one system in the body affects the rest of the body; and for maximum health, all systems must work together. By the same token, consider what happens when you change the size of the wheels and tires on your car; other systems such as steering, braking and suspension must be aligned in order for the car to perform at its peak.
Here's a quick assessment you can use with your clients to help them determine if now is the time for a redesign. Have them review the following 10 questions and choose “yes” or “no” to find out if they need your help in this area.
If the majority of their responses were yes: Your client have an effective organization design. You can offer them support to ensure that their organization is flexible and nimble enough to respond to changes in the marketplace and with the broader company.
If the majority of their responses were no: Your client may not realize this, but their organization could be a root cause to many other challenges they are experiencing. Offer a comprehensive organization redesign.
If the majority of your responses were don’t know: Your client may have other issues that you will need to address in conjunction with organization redesign such as strategy development or employee engagement.
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