Improve your organization's financial performance through Organizational Design.

Effective organizational design involves more than lines and boxes on a page. Every organization has different needs, and the right design must balance everything from leadership and corporate culture to core capabilities and work group dynamics.

Inherent in our organization designs are based on a deep understanding of a company's business objectives, as well as the internal and external factors that drive performance and success. These factors include risks, culture, communications, regulations, and diverse political and economic situations that affect your operations.

Design For Safety
Each of these elements has a direct impact on overall safety performance of an organization. Our power design methodology can be applied to virtually any organization. Although adaptable to the needs of each organization, the design process consists of three cornerstones, briefly described below.

Creating a structure is not an exact science. During the diagnosis phase, we arrive at the evaluation criteria that any proposed structure should meet. An operating model is first agreed upon depending on the competitive advantage that the organization wants to maintain. The key roles and reporting mechanism are then identified and agreed upon.

The layers of governance and number of managers are determined depending upon the extent of centralization in decision making that suits the organization's operating model and employee profile. Span of control for managers are determined based on the complexity of tasks being supervised and review processes and recommended to ensure proper management control.

Any organizational design should be supported by sound processes which manage employee performance, ensure organizational capability is continuously enhanced, and right behaviors are encouraged through suitable rewards.

Organizational Design Services
Timber & Stone Corporation designs a suitable Safety Management System for your organization that is guided by the governance principles and sustains the structure. We consider:

  • Does the way your organization is designed allow for the achievement of our strategic safety objectives?
  • How can we achieve enterprise-wide cost reductions while also promoting our core capabilities?
  • Are decision-making accountabilities in the right place and well-defined to support the mission?
  • Do we have the right talent with the right skills appointed to key positions?

This approach to redesign results in dramatic improvements in safety performance, quality, customer service, decreased cycle times, lower turnover and absenteeism, and productivity gains from 25% to at least 50%.