Get a big picture look at your organisation and design the blueprint for your future
Today, the world of business exists beyond the dotted lines and checked boxes. Where protocol and paperwork once framed the foundations of a great business, agility and purpose stand strong in the modern workplace. The functionality of an organisation’s design may seem like a given, but a conscious and clear approach to defining clear roles and processes can foster bold change.
Great organisation design gives your people the power to do what they do best, all the while being ready to pivot when circumstances call for a change. Fortifying the pillars your organisation stands on creates a space where less time and resources are wasted. It builds inclusivity and functionality while maintaining accountability and action.
Reinvigorating teams through reorgansiation
Here at HumanX HR, we understand the many moving parts of good organisation design. We’ll help you to align seamlessly at the leadership level before helping you spot the gaps in your current approach. Working with you to design an organisation framework that fits your needs, HumanX HR can assist you in bringing every element to life.
Our Approach to organisational design
Getting started with organisation design first requires us to align our teams on the scope and the ultimate goal of the project. We need to understand what your strategic business aims are to ensure we’re delivering an organisation design that is effective and conducive to the end game. This could be a new org chart with freshly scoped responsibilities or direct reports. It could be upgraded processes, better role clarity and the tools to support this. It could be a total evolution of the business you were to reflect your future.
Data-informed, human-led organisation design
Then we analyse. Our team of HR consultants and specialist organisation design consultants will get to know your team inside out. We’ll facilitate conversations, scrutinise processes and collaborate with all departments to understand communication networks. We dive deep into what’s working and what’s not – and keep you in the loop every step of the way.
Let’s work together
When we have a clear picture of the way your workplace operates, we can develop a brand new organisational structure that promotes positive flow in every aspect and reduces roadblocks and bumps in the road. But we don’t just deliver a new organisation framework and leave. We’ll work with leadership teams, in-house HR, project managers, outsourced HR facilitators and teams throughout the business to empower them to adopt a new way of working.
The Importance of Organisation Design
Every workplace exists within an organisation design, but most don’t deliver on the bigger picture. In the process of aligning your organisation’s structure with the objectives you hold around business, customers and employees, the ultimate aim of a curated organisation design is to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
A successful organisation redesign goes beyond fixing pain points – it delivers momentum to the business as a whole. Addressing strengths, weaknesses and opportunities to realign and refocus, a new organisation design can be the catalyst for accountability and collaboration. For the people in your organisation, settling into their work will feel more intuitive and manageable. Good design allows any barriers holding employees back to dissipate.
We like to think of organisation design as the floorplan of a building – it’s always there, but if it’s seamless, it’s barely noticeable. Facilitating the flow of communication, decision-making and collaboration, organisation design supports functionality to thrive - not to mention is a scaffold for workplace culture and other HR foundations.
Covering existing organisational structures and fine-tuning their functions, we can support you in mapping out what’s working and what’s not. Organisation design that truly harnesses your overall goals and visions makes space for pivotal growth, which can’t happen organically within a stale structure.
Great organisation design can also boost decision-making capabilities, allowing leaders and other parties to take steps towards seamless flow. Whether your workforce is being held up by meetings that feel redundant or there seems to be a blockage of communication in upper leadership, creating an organisation design that ticks all of the boxes will feel good for everyone.
When the design of the entire organisation works, your human resources strategy will organically flow into alignment with the overall goals of the business. This needs to lean on strategic planning and the establishment of shared goals.
Your human resources team and the way that they function is generally more involved and pivotal in the overall operation of your business. Because of its intersectional nature and the way each decision needs to pass through its realm, it’s vital to properly align an HR strategy with the overall business strategy. Without acknowledging this, the goals of the business won’t flow.
Do you recognise your company in any of these scenarios?
Our HR is too Toby-from-the-office
Everyone has strengths, both as professionals and as people. There are many situations in which using an external HR consultant is a more effective option.
Ultimately, HR can be a tricky position to hold in an organisation; striking the balance between employee-support and communicating the company’s message; empathy versus becoming an agony aunt; being the champion of culture whilst also being the person managing risk.
Bringing in HumanX to support your team means that everyone can play to their strengths. Our experts can create space for critical conversations, feedback honestly, without agenda, and help leaders make decisions based on real information. We can support Toby with performance management plans and work to achieve company goals together.
Our HR department needs support
Modern HR leaders require skills in project management, business strategy, commercial awareness, coaching, talent management, compliance and workplace relations, remuneration, learning and development, and of course recruitment.
Outsourced HR experts can support the internal team without the distractions of politics, everyday requests and growing to do lists. Able to operate as an independent squad with a single focus or integrate into the team and fly alongside the existing HR managers to lead and deliver on projects, new initiatives or help cope with capacity.
Need to get more out of the experts you already have
For business leaders who are craving space – both time and brain-space - a great HR team will understand that it is their job to enable people to do their best work. Choosing the right talent (or inviting the right talent to choose your business), designing a best-in-class learning and development program, and ensuring that your remuneration strategy is on point will help.
The gamechanger: coaching your leaders. This is the space where humans will grow, engage, and find their superpowers. Coaching is a skill in itself, it’s not every leader’s natural state. Great HR professionals have been equipped with coaching skills and understand that coaching is an ego-less journey that is critical to developing exceptional leaders. Structured coaching programs are a brilliant extra, but coaching in the workflow, and in day-to-day interactions between HR and leaders is a valuable must-have.
My team tells me that communication needs improvement
If your team is feeding back to you that communication in the organisation needs improvement, they’re trying to tell you (without risking their jobs) that your communication needs improvement. Whether this is your communication directly, or as a leadership team, or simply internal systems and processes are not effective at allowing the flow of information, we can help.
Bringing external HR experts into a situation like this is efficient; we are able to zoom out and diagnose issues and challenges - from communication that may be causing frustration and high employee turnover to the root cause of disengagement. Better than that, we will also work with your organisation to develop the HR function to resolve any concerns, improve processes and mature the company’s approach to your people.
Make your company stronger. Starting with your people.
Set on stepping up to the challenge of restructuring the backbone of Australia’s best organisations, HumanX HR has access to incredible expertise and ground-breaking approaches to modern business. You’ll never deal with hard-to-use software or a run-of-the-mill approach with HumanX HR – with a range of strategic approaches, they’re here to take your team to the top.
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Award winning Outsourced HR agency that delivers results. We design Outsourced HR solutions based on trusted frameworks and class leading industry experience. A perfect blend of strategic and tactical HR solutions that will elevate the human experience in your workplace.
Learning & Development
Create a culture of progression, drive employee buy-in and enjoy all the benefits that go with it when you build an employee learning and development program that suits your business. Investing in L&D contributes to better organisational performance. Engaged employees are more productive, innovative, and adaptable, leading to improved business outcomes, increased revenue, and a competitive advantage in the market.
HumanX is a leading provider of independent, impartial and fair workplace investigation services to organisations dealing with allegations of inappropriate behaviour at work. Most internal teams do not have the experience, capacity or resources to properly investigate workplace complaints without any perceived bias. Outsourcing workplace investigations to an independent firm is a cost effective and practical method that will help you ensure compliance with legal and regulatory frameworks.
With our HR agency, boost your internal capability and see better results in less time. Engage a consultant or team to drive and lead HR initiatives that lead to incredible company-wide results. We can develop or pick up HR projects that you just can’t get traction with or assist with a particular isolated problem.
Your people are your power and your relationships are what connect you. Creating a strong framework for your employee relations can protect your business when you need it most – and when you least expect it. Our employee relations consultants are qualified and bring a human-centric approach to workplace investigations, mediations, disciplinary matters, terminations and other disputes.
How can you expect to build a solid team without solid foundations? Here at HumanX, we know your eyes are set to the future with plans for growth and projects on the horizon, but you can’t get there if your people aren’t with you and you aren’t protected. Work with HumanX to develop functional processes, reliable boundaries and compliances that set your company up for future success and solid HR foundations.