The new organisation: The rise of teams

Posted in : HR Updates ROI on 20 May 2016
Heather Gordon
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The fast-paced, ever-changing nature of today’s world has driven companies to constantly innovate, develop and acclimate to the incessantly changing business landscape. Ergo, it is no surprise that organisational design emerges as the number 1 human capital trend, with 92% of leaders rating it as a key priority, and 80% saying that they are currently restructuring their organisation or have recently completed the process.

The days of the top-down hierarchy are slowly coming to an end as a new mode of organisational design has emanated; a “network of teams” which focuses on open communication, rapid information flow and a high degree of empowerment. This model is based on several fundamental principles including enabling flexibility within an organisation to allow people to move from team to team as needed, which removes silos and facilitates the exchange of knowledge, skills and ideas. Creating specialised, focused teams, led by domain experts, accelerates the process of getting products to market, which is pivotal to sustainability in the dynamic marketplace. However, the digital revolution has enabled these teams to stay connected; ensuring alignment, transparency and swift resolutions of issues.

An effective organisational redesign can have a fundamental impact on how an organisation operates as a whole as it fosters a culture of innovation, leadership and high performance. In order to effectively kickstart a redesign, leaders can start by implementing the following initiatives; optimise performance management around “team performance” and “team leadership”, eliminate organisational layers and let teams set their own goals. 

Read Deloitte's full article here.

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