By sharing how we do our work and by learning about how you do yours, we are all better equipped as partners to deliver your organisation’s ambitions.
Working With You
Organisation design needs come in many forms, but the different aspects are not always recognisable, understood or addressable by the people who identify them.
At Kanso we remain humble and curious about how we can improve, we are always in pursuit of developing ourselves and believe that we have as much to learn from and with you, as you do from us.
We consider you to be our colleagues – exchanging our design expertise and access to our tools and networks, with your organisational knowledge and experience – in a powerful learning partnership, where you can improve your knowledge and build your own capability, and where we can enhance the breadth and depth of our propositions and toolkits.
As a result, we will leave you with a clearer picture of your design opportunities, greater understanding about what good design looks like, and stronger capability and self-sufficiency to deliver and sustain it.
Examples Of Our Work
An enterprise-wide organisation review to deliver a leaner, more agile and better focused organisation that is set up to deliver its future growth and brand ambitions; Subsequent detailed redesign of the supply chain operation and reimagination of the digital operation.
Worldwide Digital Marketing Conglomerate
Supporting the consolidation of 160 brands into 6, via a global operating structure and job architecture; Designed and implementing a global career framework for 60k employees; Leading on a new HR Shared Services OD; Redesigning EMEA’s people analytics and reporting.
Pan-enterprise, ‘design at scale’ OD across c.100 organisation units to enable the integration of two major government departments.
Ongoing, bottom-up, modular integration of this repeat client’s main product business units, transforming the delivery of education products and services to meet the changing digital needs of customers.
Redefining the global operating model and delivering targeted OD interventions, for greater customer centricity, improved efficiency, increased collaboration and better decision making.
Facilitated a c£20m people cost reduction programme using “classic” OD levers, ahead of a transition to an agile operating model.
Partnered with a niche talent acquisition agency on the review of the team’s leadership structure, including benchmarking of the leadership model versus competitor teams.
An independent, objective organisational review and recommendation on the viability of relocating the organisation from London to the North East as part of the UK government’s “Levelling Up” agenda.
Developed a refreshed operating model and organisation design for the non-grocery division, including workforce planning.
Worked with the leadership team to design, evaluate and define the impact of a new HR Operating Model and Organisation Design, including leadership role profiles, detailed structures, positions, decision making frameworks, handoffs and performance metrics. Subsequently supported preparation for implementation to ensure the new organisation would be successful after go-live.
home improvements retailer
Leading the mapping of c1000 employees across a core business support function to a consistent work level framework, to help derive organisational design insights and shape a business case for full work level implementation.
Re-shaped the group executive leadership team in order to pivot to a more digitally focused and more customer-centric organisation.