Benefits of Using an Organizational Analysis

Question:

The first six months of 2018 have been great for our company from a financial perspective, but I’m concerned that our current strategy can’t keep up with this high level of productivity.  What do I need to do to make sure we have the right people in the right places to continue our success?

Answer:

Congratulations on a great start to 2018!  Such tremendous success can bring strategic challenges that you hadn’t anticipated, so being thoughtful about what comes next is exactly where you need to be focused.  One tool you can use to keep you calibrated is an Organizational Analysis.  An Organizational Analysis can help you determine how your current organization structure is supporting the business results, then further determine if those structures and processes are optimal as you move forward.  An Organizational Analysis begins with an in-depth review of your high-level organization initiatives and structure, including:

  • Vision
  • Mission
  • Strategic goals
  • Financial goals & metrics
  • Business operations
  • Organization values
  • Organization chart

This review will present a complete picture of what your organization is doing right and what areas need work.  From there, specific actions can be identified to create complete alignment throughout your organization and to ensure that you are able to not only maintain but expand upon your current success.  These actions could include:

  • Assessing design elements such as organization structure realignment
  • Redefining operating norms
  • Addressing potential root causes which can help improve operations

The Institute of Organizational Development gives 7 reasons why organizational development is of critical importance to grow business, and an Organizational Analysis is a powerful tool to keep you focused on the big picture while building the organization from the inside out.

 

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