Tag Archives: Organisation design

Value Chain Maps

Over the years, I have become convinced that a value chain map is a more powerful and more easily accepted starting point, both in consulting and teaching, for operating model work (compared, for example, to a capability map).  This blog … Continue reading

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A KPMG framework

As readers of this blog will know, I am always interested in other frameworks (other than the Operating Model Canvas) because it is often possible to learn something or to see the same issues from a new perspective. So here … Continue reading

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Operating models and agile

I recently gave a talk at the European Organization Design Forum on the topic of agile organizations.  This forced me to think deeply about what agile is and how it relates to organization design.  So let me share some of … Continue reading

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What is “architecture” in business design?

The IT community use the terms Business Architecture and Enterprise Architecture to describe the activity of “setting up” the business or the IT systems.   As a business strategist I have always found this language difficult.   I first came across it … Continue reading

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BCG’s approach to operating models

The Boston Consulting Group recently produced a report on the asset management industry.   The report has all sorts of insights about this industry, but it also has interesting material on BCG’s approach to operating model thinking.  I include a couple … Continue reading

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More on business models and operating models

I recently came across Deloitte’s framework for business models and operating models (see exhibit below).   I was quite taken by the framework and began to think about what it is missing and why or whether my framework is better.   It … Continue reading

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