Organisational design

Creating the foundation for your people to deliver at their best.

Fast-evolving businesses often demand rapid innovation in their organisational structures. Without appropriate organisational design, innovation and growth can be stifled by issues such as unclear roles and a lack of necessary resources. We work with companies to get the best out of their talent and resources.

Our approach

It is important for companies to structure themselves to keep up with the pace of change, and to make the most of the people they employ. Having the right resources and skill sets in the right places will help ensure your company can meet its business objectives.

We aim to be your partner from the start: supporting your first fact-finding sessions and conducting a frank assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your current operating model. Organisational structure must be aligned to your business strategy and purpose, as well as the strategies and operating models of any individual business units. Only after these are understood can leaders begin to design their optimal organisational structure.

We can assist throughout the entire process, executing on design through to detailed implementation. We can also complement organisational design with a talent and culture audit and follow-up actions to help an organisation continue its journey of implementing a structure that works for today and into the future. We help organisations put the right people into the right places in the new structure and address skills shortfalls that may challenge the success of the new operating model.

In addition to helping larger, commercial corporations, our deep understanding of organisational design has been distilled into Optimize, our proprietary diagnostics and benchmarking platform, which helps privately owned businesses drive long-term value. Our organisational design expertise can also be deployed in the public sector, where our locally rooted teams have a keen understanding of the special factors at play in government.

Our services

  • Full service organisational design, from fact finding and analysis through detailed implementation;
  • Specialist expertise for privately-owned and public sector organisations;
  • Talent audits and gap analysis.

In the ever-changing world of modern business, the significance of organisational design cannot be overstated. It serves as the backbone upon which companies build their operations, determine hierarchies, and allocate resources efficiently. Our expertise as organisational design consultants revolves around optimising these structures to enable businesses to adapt swiftly to change and capitalise on emerging opportunities. We recognise that without a well-crafted organisational design, innovation may stagnate, and growth may be hindered by ambiguity surrounding roles and resource allocation.

Business strategy

Central to our approach is the belief that organisational structure should be dynamic and aligned with the overarching business strategy. Through in-depth analysis and collaboration with leadership teams, we endeavor to understand the unique needs and objectives of each organisation. By leveraging proprietary diagnostics and benchmarking platforms, such as Optimize, we identify areas for improvement and design bespoke solutions tailored to enhance agility, clarity, and efficiency within the organisation. This process involves optimising aspects such as the span of control, departmentation, and centralisation, ensuring that the resulting structure supports the organisation's goals and facilitates seamless collaboration across different business units.

Regulatory requirements

Moreover, our commitment to excellence extends beyond commercial enterprises to encompass privately-owned businesses and public sector organisations. We recognize the diverse challenges and regulatory requirements faced by organisations operating in different sectors, including compliance with regulations such as MiFID, AML/CTF, and EMIR. Our expertise in governance and regulatory compliance allows us to provide specialised support tailored to the unique needs of each client, ensuring that their organisational design aligns with industry standards and best practices.

Gap analysis

In addition to optimising organisational structures, we also offer comprehensive talent audits and gap analysis services. By assessing the skills and capabilities of the workforce, we help organisations identify areas for improvement and address talent shortages effectively. Our goal is to ensure that the right people are in the right roles, equipped with the skills and expertise needed to drive the organisation's success. Whether it's overseeing transactions monitoring, name screening, or providing oversight of delegates, our talent audit services are designed to support organisational growth and resilience.

In essence, our role as organisational design consultants is to create the foundation for organisations to thrive. By optimising structures, fostering talent excellence, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, we empower organisations to navigate complexity with confidence and achieve sustainable growth in an ever-evolving business landscape.


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