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

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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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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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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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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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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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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Harmonising Business Practices in an International Veterinary Care Group

Harmonising Business Practices 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Selected perspectives

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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