What is organisation design?
Organisation design defines and articulates how a client's operating entity should function. The following requirements are used by research + DESIGN to align project outputs to an organisation's existing and future needs.
- Business type:
A start-up, sole-proprietorship, or corporation have nuanced requirements on how research and design are approached, realised, and documented.
- Operating principles:
An organisation's operating principles are high-level and practical, and define an attitudinal approach to getting things done.
- Operating context:
Opportunities and hindrances accompany an organisation's physical operating context, which influences the development phase strategy.
- Company culture:
Company culture is implied and expressed in how its employees interact internally, with suppliers, and with the market.
- Roles and responsibilities:
Research and design teams are dependent on an organisation's internal capabilities and lines of responsibility.
- Performance measures:
Measuring relative success of design outputs can be measured within uni-directional relationships: cost, time, and quality.
- Partnering strategy:
Partnering strategy provides a mechanism with which to broaden skill-sets and disseminate project responsibility.
- Investor profile:
Investor dynamics may influence how a project is conceived and deployed, and in turn, which design strategy is selected.
- Supply Chain Management (SCM):
The effective flow of goods and services from supplier to the end-customer dovetails with design opportunities and limitations.
- Innovation strategy:
An organisation's innovation strategy reveals its willingness and competency to adapt to, and make use of, incremental change.
- Technology strategy:
The use of technology is both an organisational strategy and competency, and influences how design is realised.
- Brand identity guidelines:
An organisation's brand identity is documented in a guideline that stipulates use of language, form, colour, and technology.
- Market communication:
A market communication strategy builds on the brand identity guideline to provide a consistent message to the market.
- Data protocols:
Data security protocols help protect intellectual property when projects are being worked on, shared, transported, and/or archived.
- Legal strategy:
Patents, design registrations, and copyright help protect Intellectual Property (IP) from research and design projects.
- Taxation strategy:
Certain government revenue departments may provide research and development incentives in the form of tax savings.
- Return On Investment (ROI):
A client's expected Return On Investment (ROI) helps formulate research and design budgets, technical risk, and project milestones.