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Organization Design for NPO’s (Part 2)

What Does an OD Project Look Like at a NPO? The Community Services (CS) department at a youth organization provides shelters, transitional and long-term housing, medical and counseling support, and programming for street-involved or homeless young women and men. With...

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Organization Design for NPO’s (Part 1)

Do you have the right jobs in your Non-Profit Organization (NPO)? Is your organization properly designed to meet your goals? Is your structure fully aligned with the corporate strategy of your Board? How do you know? These issues may be costing you money and...

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Practical Approaches to Organization Design

Is your organization well designed? How do you know? What does a well designed organization look like, and how does it feel to work there? How is it different from a poorly designed one? The answers to these questions lie in the functional structure, also known as the...

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Additional Organizational Design Considerations

At a more practical level, there are several principles of Organizational Design to consider when it comes down to actually preparing your organization chart.  These are: Division of labor (departmentalization and/or specialization) - a production process in which a...

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What Does the Design Model Look Like?

Organization Design is much more than simply your structure or your organization chart.  It is the process of aligning your organization’s structure with its mission. (See illustration below.)  This means looking at the complex relationships between tasks, workflow,...

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Organizational Design vs Organizational Development

Is your organization well designed?  How do you know?  What does a well designed organization look like, and how does it feel to work there?  How is it different from a poorly designed one? The answers to these questions lie in the functional structure, also known as...

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When Should a Company Re-Design Their Organization

In their book, Competing by Design, Nadler and Tushman advise that a significant redesign is called for when your organization evolves to the point at which there are substantial congruence problems between the formal organizational arrangements and the other...

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Resource Utilization: What is it?

Resource utilization is a term that is used in a variety of different industries.  In nursing homes, Resource Utilization Groups refer to any of a number of groups into which a nursing home resident is categorized, based on functional status and anticipated use of...

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Employee Retention

Your organization's ability to achieve its business mandate is highly dependent on the performance of your staff. Unanticipated changes in your employee resource pool can have devastating business impacts – disrupted projects, overruns on schedules and budgets,...

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New York Organizational Design

As a boutique Organizational Design firm with consulting offices in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and New York, NY, we assist clients in the New York area with the review, analysis, and re-structuring of their organizational design in order to fully align New York area...

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