Organizational design is defined as a process of creating roles and the implementation of these roles in an organization. It can also be defined as building the structure of an organization and adapting this design so the roles are filled out with the proper individuals to ensure the organization runs smoothly and problems are kept to a minimum. The organizational design is meant to answer how information flows within the structure, the chain of command, the policies, and the job descriptions for every member.
In making an organizational design presentation, there are 5 principles to remember in order to create an effective one that increases the chances for an organization’s success.
- Establish the Current State of the Organization. If it is a new company, everything is built from the ground up, and the purpose of the organization is yet to be met. If it is an existing company with new additions, identifying the current status will help the organization focus on what needs to be done and where they are headed. Does the organization still serve its purpose? Assessing the company and reviewing the organization’s purpose can help reshape and refocus if there is a need.
- Identify Long-Term Strategic Goals. Focus on the long-term goals for the organization and the direction that the company needs to take in order to achieve them. The more specific the goals, the clearer the direction, and the greater the chances for success. These goals will also provide a more effective impact as the organization presses on towards its purpose.
- Identify Roles. Setting up the vital roles is necessary to achieve the goals and is a step in the right direction. Handpicking the right persons for the roles will come easily once these are identified and what kind of characteristics and strengths are needed to fulfill these roles.
- Adopting Two-Way Communication. Direct and personal communication between all the roles in the organization keeps everyone abreast of how the organization is doing and where it needs to go. If there are changes, employees are informed and may even be able to contribute as necessary. Keeping members of the organization in the dark causes confusion and miscommunication, which may lead to unhealthy relationships within the organization.
- Plan for a Transition. Like any other company, contingency measures must be in place. Having a plan for any risks that may arise will ensure that the company’s goals and the entire organization’s interests will be kept safe. If transitions are needed at any point, leaders must be ready to step in as required, and persons in various roles must be able to step in as needed, too.
Creating an organizational design presentation must be clear and concise. Consult with GUIÓN PARTNERS to get assistance on how to create the presentation that is sure to keep all members’ attention riveted and getting all points across. With Guion Partners’ experience in management, they can provide ideas and work with you as you set up the organizational design presentation that gets your company on the right path to success.