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Module CPS4A

Organisation Design

Organisation Design

The best opportunities for added value will always come from re-designing the organisation and yet this is the most highly skilled job that any Consummate Professional can do. This Module looks at how the primary building blocks of any organisation design - Structure, Systems and Processes - all fit together.

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Organisation design - not default

Organisations are changing and morphing all the time.  They are organisms that have to adapt to their surroundings and unexpected, external, seismic upheaval (takeovers, recessions, new technology) can send shockwaves through  organisations that are not designed to absorb such pressures.  When the pressures on a particular part of the organisation build up (e.g. on R&D, sales, costs) the individual department or team will react to relieve the pressure on themselves (recruit more people, work longer hours, re-structure).  However all organisations are a complete system and any change in any part of the organisation will have an impact elsewhere (increasing R&D spend reduces the money available for marketing) so allowing change to happen by default is not the best answer.  This Module sets out the main design principles for organisational effectiveness.

Professional organisation designers are worth their weight in gold

Because organisation design has to be context specific it does not lend itself to a simple set of rules and procedures.  Organisations are human and political and the best organisation designers incorporate these considerations into their designs. Nevertheless there are some simple principles and key building blocks to all organisation design and knowing what these are and how to use them is the basis for professional organisation design.

Module Objectives

Completing this Module will improve your professionalism by enabling you to:

  • State the key components of organisation design within a strategic framework
  • Define and distinguish between systems and processes
  • Undertake a structural, organisational analysis
  • Appreciate the implications of the dynamic and interrelated nature of any restructuring
  • Map a process with a special emphasis on the roles and attitudes of people in the process
  • Connect processes in order to understand the Golden Triangle relationship with structure and role
  • Consider the important part that the cultural dimension plays in organisation design

 

 

This module overlaps with

HR Strategy

HR Strategy

HR Strategy is the complete picture that covers every aspect of human resource management and learning

Human Capital Reporting

Human Capital Reporting

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Learning Strategy

Learning Strategy

All organisations require a Learning Strategy in order to achieve never-ending improvement from innovative and creative employees

Business Partnering (Consulting)

 Business Partnering (Consulting)

A consummate Business Partner role requires the highest standard of consulting skills

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