Organisation Design, (also known as OD) is the process by which an organisation determines the most effective way to execute its strategy through people. OD is a tool which enables effective strategic execution - thereby enabling an organisation to be more succesful.
OD is less about design perfection and more about facilitating and guiding a process which reveals the nature and identity of the future organisation. It is equally dependant on the extent to which peripheral dimensions- such as change management, executive sponsorship and governance, are executed.
Organisation Design revolves around a business-centric approach which starts with understanding the true business requirements- be they externally or internally driven, and adopting a rigorous and scientific approach to the design itself, and facilitiating the implementation thereof to ensure that the desired business requirements are achieved.
Decide. Design. Deliver.
Decide. Design. Deliver (or D3 for short), represents the leading edge in OD thinking. Broadly speaking, D3 encompasses a non-linear approach to OD which is both iterative and sequential that provides executives and HR professionals with a truly effective method for successful organisation design:
OD initiatives have the potential to create or destroy tremendous value for any organisation. The most elegant and well thought-out organisation design adds no value if leadership does not have the stamina and courage to see it implemented. Deloittes D3 methodology provides a balanced and comprehensive guide which is applicable to a broad range of business contexts and highlights those key dimensions which need to be considered for the organisation design to be successful.