Organizational Design

Organizational Design

How do you ensure your processes, systems and culture are designed to empower and activate your people to be more adaptive and continuously improve?

iF helps you advance your organizational strategy, structure and culture so you can build the resilient, highly effective organization you need to thrive.

Traditional ways of working can slow you down as you manage legacy plans and processes instead of empowering teams to act and learn rapidly.  Similarly, the complexities that come from growing too fast can also hold you back from performing with agility.  Both of these experiences can produce common pain points:
iF’s OD practice is designed for a world where constant change, complexity, and uncertainty are the new normal. We work with our partners to improve your way of operating to unlock greater teamwork and engagement by designing simple operating systems that put people first and enable adaptability.  

Create agility in your culture

The challenge you are facing
Every growing business becomes more complex over time. Interlinked processes, increasing risks, silos and growing demand are some of the factors reinforcing complexity. This complexity slows you down and makes you difficult to do perform with consistency.

What is the risk to your business if you are not able to quickly pivot to respond to new customer needs?

Recognize the risks 
How we can help you turn this challenge into an opportunity

Manage growth

The challenge you are facing
As your organization grows, new sites and teams can form almost overnight.  New leadership positions are created and teams are busy tending to increased demand.  Your business cannot outperform your culture, and the bigger you grow the bigger the role process and structure play to enable or disable your culture.  

How do you identify and preserve the aspects of your culture that forged your company’s success while at the same time scale the culture to keep pace with rapid growth?

Recognize the risks
How we can help you turn this challenge into an opportunity

Align culture with strategy

The challenge you’re facing
Your strategy is shifting, so you want to make sure that your organization can fully support your new strategic pillars. You need people to do things differently and you are worried that telling them to do so is not enough. You’re right!

How do you make sure your culture reinforces beliefs and behaviors that will enable your strategy execution successfully?

Recognize the risks
How we can help you turn this challenge into an opportunity

Boost productivity and accountability

The challenge you are facing
Your performance has been lagging for a while. Whatever you do does not seem to have a long-lasting and significant impact. You’ve run a variety of initiatives and while people have understood the urgency of improving performance, little actually changes.

How do you get your people to change the way they think, feel and act in order to drive superior performance across the organization?

Recognize the risks
How we can help you turn this challenge into an opportunity

Move the needle with strategy execution

The challenge you’re facing
You have ambitious strategic priorities but are falling behind as people struggle with the urgencies of the day-to-day.  Everyone seems to be rowing in different directions,  accountabilities are unclear, and performance is inconsistent across the organization.

How do you execute on strategy in the midst of the daily urgencies?

Recognize the risks
How we can help you turn this challenge into an opportunity

Align the leadership team

The challenge you are facing
Your leadership team is not ‘walking the talk’ and this creates cynicism. You have clearly defined cultural aspirations but the lack of alignment at the top makes it difficult to engage the rest of the organization.

How do you achieve alignment in a group that may have their own agendas, drivers, beliefs and unique personalities? How do you get them to be role models of the culture you desire?

Recognize the risks

How we can help you turn this challenge into an opportunity

Throughout all our engagements our aim is to build organizations with the capacity to sense and adapt to change.  We help you:

Make the invisible visible, helping leaders see the hidden culture problems that are hindering performance.

Turn strategies into systems, ensuring your structures and processes empower your teams to innovate and support your future growth.

Evolve companies into communities, using the power of shared purpose and culture to inspire your people to reach their highest potential.

Let’s talk about how we can help make your organization more effective. To learn more contact christiana@intentionalfutures.com
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