Organisation

Organisational designs must be well thought out - not coincidental


Key challenges

Traditional organisations emphasise control and accountability. Many companies also have the need for agility and flexibility. Most modern organisations today want both. This imposes a series of important questions:

  • What is the best basic structure for the business we are in, e.g., by product, geography, customer segment, function?
  • How do we introduce agile principles without losing control and increasing risk?
  • What are the required leadership skills to run our company?
  • How do we organise for innovation?
  • What are the mindsets and behaviours we want to encourage?
  • How do we effectively follow up on performance?
  • What is the right setup for remote working, incl. leadership style, culture, virtual collaboration technologies?

 

Our services

At Oleto Associates we have a value-oriented approach to organisational work. We always use the business strategy as a starting point and excel in the use of scenarios and options as the basis for the management team's decisions. We offer a wide range of organisational strategy and development services.

Services include: 

  • Operating model design
  • Governance design
  • Organisational restructuring
  • Organisational design, incl. structure, roles and responsibilities
  • Leadership roles
  • Role of the corporate centre
  • Organisational change management
  • Redesign of customer services setup

Most relevant for: CEO, Head of Business Unit, Head of HR, Head of business transformation

 

Examples of our proprietary concepts and methods

  • Framework for organisational effectiveness, realignment and capability transformation
  • Change management handbook, including both structural design and overcoming the challenges of changing human behaviour 
  • Stage gate model for effective governance of decisions and clear deliverables, responsibilities and processes
  • Programme office management processes and tools suite
  • Collection of best practices for agile implementation
  • A corporate governance approach for aligning objectives, organisation and initiatives
  • Distinctive multi-lever transformation, a holistic transformation approach combining multiple improvement levers such as lean, digitisation and organisational alignment

Selected case studies

Improving Concept and Product Development in R&D in a Life Sciences Company

Improving Concept and Product Development in R&D in a Life Sciences Company

The client’s R&D division was facing a situation with delays and budget overruns for some R&D projects, and needed an im…

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Growth Strategy and New Operating Model for a Leading Supplier of Spare Parts and Services

Growth Strategy and New Operating Model for a Leading Supplier of Spare Parts and Services

A global supplier of aviation spare parts had invested heavily in global processes and technology, but had not seen sign…

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Identifying Business Benefits of a Multibillion Health Care Platform Investment

Identifying Business Benefits of a Multibillion Health Care Platform Investment

The client was facing one of the largest ever health care platform investments in the public sector. The platform, suppo…

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Upskilling a Tech Division to Cope With Changing Customer Demands

Upskilling a Tech Division to Cope With Changing Customer Demands

A tech team found it challenging to meet new customer requirements. A plan for upskilling and 20% cost savings was devel…

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Strengthening Project Evaluation for Large R&D Projects in the Energy Sector

Strengthening Project Evaluation for Large R&D Projects in the Energy Sector

Reduced time-to-market and risk in handling large and complex R&D projects

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Design of New Project Governance Model

Design of New Project Governance Model

The client was managing a multi-billion portfolio of investment projects, which they were also implementing. As the busi…

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Tech Strategy for Large Northern European Telecom Company

Tech Strategy for Large Northern European Telecom Company

A large Northern European telecom provider required a clear business IT strategy to support business ambitions and prepa…

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Optimising Performance Management Setup in Large European Bank

Optimising Performance Management Setup in Large European Bank

Generating lasting impact via high level of business transparency and alignment

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Cloud Value Potential for a Multi-Vertical Software Company

Cloud Value Potential for a Multi-Vertical Software Company

When migrating to the public cloud there is no one size fits all - careful fact-based strategies are needed

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Outsourcing of Technical and Logistics Services for an Energy Company

Outsourcing of Technical and Logistics Services for an Energy Company

The market for one of Europe’s major energy companies was undergoing substantial changes in the fuel types being used fo…

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Optimising IT Operations for a Large Scandinavian Bank

Optimising IT Operations for a Large Scandinavian Bank

Clear hands-on action plan for obtaining cost savings AND improving quality of services provided to customers

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Consolidation Strategy for a Major Energy Company

Consolidation Strategy for a Major Energy Company

The power generation business in one of Europe’s major energy companies was established as a separate business area and…

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International Growth Strategy for an Offshore Service Provider

International Growth Strategy for an Offshore Service Provider

A large and complex multi-service provider to the offshore energy sector was determined to improve its top line growth a…

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Improving Software Development in a Large Scandinavian IT Company

Improving Software Development in a Large Scandinavian IT Company

The company had, over several years, acquired software development companies in several countries and was now experienci…

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Harmonising Business Practices & Systems in an International Veterinary Care Group

Harmonising Business Practices & Systems in an International Veterinary Care Group

A division of an international chain of animal hospitals wanted to reap synergies across its extensive portfolio of care…

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Revitalising the Innovation Capabilities in a Design Company

Revitalising the Innovation Capabilities in a Design Company

A design company had grown significantly over the last few years and the organisation had consequently been set up for d…

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Improving Commercial Setup in Major UK Energy Company Through Best Practice Change Management

Improving Commercial Setup in Major UK Energy Company Through Best Practice Change Management

A large company in the UK energy market, while expecting a period of growth and transformation, was determined to improv…

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Group-wide IT Strategy for a Large European bank

Group-wide IT Strategy for a Large European bank

A major universal bank with a multi-billion IT spend needed a clear future direction for IT, linking the IT strategy to…

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Improving Commercial Performance in Large Software Development Firm

Improving Commercial Performance in Large Software Development Firm

Rethinking go-to-market approach and ensuring a smooth transition towards it

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Design of New Organisation Structure to Both Support Growth and Economies of Scale in the Energy Sector

Design of New Organisation Structure to Both Support Growth and Economies of Scale in the Energy Sector

A business division of one of the world’s leading utility companies within renewable energy needed to align its organisa…

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Digital Transformation For a Cooperative of Retail Banks

Digital Transformation For a Cooperative of Retail Banks

A cooperative of Scandinavian retail banks faced a radically changing end user digitalisation behaviour, increased opera…

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Selected perspectives

Making Decisions in an International Management Team

Making Decisions in an International Management Team

October 2015

Make better and quicker decisions by using an approach that fits both the corporate and national business culture.

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Funding Digital Demand Explosion: How to Reduce IT O&M Cost

Funding Digital Demand Explosion: How to Reduce IT O&M Cost

May 2021

As companies are experiencing a significant increase in the demand for digital solutions, they need to find ways to fund…

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Digital Business Models: Two-Thirds Are Fundamentally Unsound

Digital Business Models: Two-Thirds Are Fundamentally Unsound

February 2016

Digital businesses are innovative and disruptive but not always valuable and good for customers – Meet the Digital Illus…

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Sailing 7 Waves of Computing Innovations for Maximum Business Impact

Sailing 7 Waves of Computing Innovations for Maximum Business Impact

January 2020

Innovations in computing and provider models have over decades taken executives for a ride. But when not managed careful…

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Acquisition Machines: Succeeding with Repeatable M&A

Acquisition Machines: Succeeding with Repeatable M&A

August 2020

Repeatable M&A requires different capabilities than getting a one-off transaction right every 5-10 years.

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Organising IT in The Digital Age

Organising IT in The Digital Age

January 2021

There are many organisational structures out there for agile software development. How should executives think about sel…

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The Country Manager: A Role That Still Needs To Be Managed

The Country Manager: A Role That Still Needs To Be Managed

February 2010

Companies should think harder about getting the country manager role right.

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Getting Sourcing and Procurement Right in a Global Conglomerate

Getting Sourcing and Procurement Right in a Global Conglomerate

February 2012

If your purchasing employees are sourcing and your line managers are procuring, you are not exploiting your organisation…

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An Economic Down-Turn Creates Momentum to Streamline the IT Portfolio

An Economic Down-Turn Creates Momentum to Streamline the IT Portfolio

November 2012

Take advantage of a challenging economic climate to construct a more valuable and less risky IT project portfolio.

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Outsourcing – Follow Facts Not Feelings

Outsourcing – Follow Facts Not Feelings

November 2011

Avoid outsourcing part of your business as a black box and get brighter results.

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Next Steps in Globalisation of Commercial Operations in Life Sciences

Next Steps in Globalisation of Commercial Operations in Life Sciences

October 2008

Life sciences companies have long started to globalize their business systems. Now is time to go all the way.

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Working From Home: The Overlooked Issues

Working From Home: The Overlooked Issues

January 2021

Addressing three ignored areas will boost digital collaboration in the new WFH times. Where are you in the maturity mode…

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Preparing for Economic Decline: Proactively Increasing Cost Flexibility

Preparing for Economic Decline: Proactively Increasing Cost Flexibility

February 2020

The possibility of another global economic decline cannot be denied. Can companies proactively plan to soften the impact…

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Customer Support Transformation: An Iterative & Value Focused Approach

Customer Support Transformation: An Iterative & Value Focused Approach

May 2021

There are many ways to modernise and transform a comprehensive customer support setup, but which levers should you execu…

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Think Outside the Organisational Box

Think Outside the Organisational Box

January 2013

Managers should spend their time differently after a big organisational change.

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Four Difficult Leadership Situations in Technology Companies

Four Difficult Leadership Situations in Technology Companies

March 2020

The role of the CEO in a technology company is highly challenging. Four situations are especially difficult. Fortunately…

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Agile Software Development: Avoiding a Loss-Making Methodology Choice

Agile Software Development: Avoiding a Loss-Making Methodology Choice

July 2019

All agile and waterfall software development methodologies could destroy value when applied to an ill-fitting situation.…

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Measuring Digital Success: Performance & Health

Measuring Digital Success: Performance & Health

February 2021

Measuring digital success can help executives track value creation and prioritize where to focus next. Paradoxically, so…

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