Operating Model Design
Many business challenges, including restructuring, responding to competitor activities, adding new product lines, implementing new technology as well as mergers or acquisitions requires operating model design and re-alignment. When organisations merge, there are various capabilities that will be duplicated and there are some that are different and provide key competitive advantage – the main reason for the merger and acquisition in the first place.
An organisation is a complex system and an operating model helps to break it down into components, showing how it works. This will assist in tracking that all elements have been considered during decision making and that it can still operate as a whole.
We re-design the enterprise architecture of the new entity to streamline the operating model and eliminate duplication in capabilities. The operating model we provide, describes the way your organisation is doing business – the “as is”, as well as the vision of how an operation will work in the future – the “to be”. The operating model will focus on the delivery element of your business model.
We also model and classify capabilities based on the following criteria: key competitive, core and supporting capabilities.
Understanding the various capabilities and their value within the organisation helps management to make informed decisions about the future direction of the organisation. It will also provide insights over time on the correlation between success and the operating model.