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Organizational Structure Kit

Get the blueprint of your organization right

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This Kit gives you the knowledge and tools you need to define the key functional logic of an organization. Key topics include the linking of strategy and structure, the definition of key activities and decision requirements, unit grouping, cross-unit cooperation, and spans and layers.

We have developed this Kit because we believe that most valuable business learning occurs in and through practice. Our Kit is meant to set the stage for learning by doing and to make your projects both productive and learning journeys. Relying on an agency or consultant will give you outputs without the process (not to mention the cost) – and they will never know your business as well as you do. That’s why it's important to learn the essentials on your own.

The Kit provides you with in-depth, step-by-step guidance, so you can go through your own learning journey and leverage your work sessions at your pace. The Kit is built as your platform for practical, easy-to-use resources, including:

  • A framework containing the most, and only the most, relevant knowledge
  • A Kit board canvas to build your organizational structure on a single page
  • Eleven practical tools detailing elements of your organization design
  • Workshop materials and example agendas
  • A guide on how to run your org design project

Upon request, the full Kit comprises an interactive one-hour session with a member of the Management Kits team on how to best apply the Kit to your specific organization design challenge.


Who developed this Kit


Olaf Bach
Olaf Bach

Olaf has more than 10 years experience in consulting on strategy and organization. He teaches organization design at the University of St. Gallen, one of the leading European business schools and as an honorary professor for business design at Berlin-based design school Weißensee Art Academy. Olaf was senior project manager at a leading global strategy consulting firm.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Who is this Kit for?
This Kit is for anyone who wants to learn about and drive organization design work. Whether you are a line manager, an HR business partner or a consultant, the Kit contains the framework, tools, and process guides to support both your individual immersion and reflection as well as your application in a team setting.
What does my access to the Kit include, and how long is it available?
The purchase of this Kit includes access to all of the resources, such as a knowledge base, tools, and working materials. You can either access your Kit online or download the documents to work with them offline and as print versions. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this Kit for as long as you like, across any and all devices you own.
How do I work with the Kit?
The Kit invites you to kick-off your work process right away and to progress at your own pace with a strong emphasis on direct application. On the Kit platform you have all the materials in one place, and you can access them at any time online. You can also download, edit, and print the documents you need for your offline sessions.
Is the Kit really actionable and hands-on?
That's the whole idea! To support you in your learning journey, deploying the tools, and running your work sessions, there's built-in guidance making sure you can move to implementation step-by-step according to your needs.
What about the difficulty level of the Kit?
The Organizational Structure Kit is for a user group of all experience levels. Even those well-versed in organization design will find a significant number of the Kit resources useful. The Kit structure allows you to access exactly what you need, for example only the tools or the know-how sections.
Do you update the Kit?
In the Kit you'll find state-of-the-art management knowledge and tools. We do update our Kits on an as-needed basis when, for example, we have a new tool that we'd like to share with you.
Couldn't I just buy some business books instead, or read some blog posts?
Of course you could. There's nothing secret here. If you have enough time on your hands go crazy in the library and on the internet and develop your own knowledge-base, frameworks, tools, and working materials. We applaud you and probably should hire you because you sound like our kind of person! In the meantime, we assure you that working with our Kit gives you access to proven quality resources that combine the best from research and practice. We also assure you that we'll support you taking action through our thorough guidance and by providing key working materials so that nothing can stop you and your team from succeeding.
What if we want to use the Kit for the whole firm or need more support?
For multiple licenses, enterprise solutions, and our training offers, such as courses and in-house workshops, please contact us at sonya@managementkits.com.
Is the Kit mobile and tablet friendly?
Yep. The Kit is fully responsive on any devices you own.
What if I don't like it?
We have a 30-day money back guarantee! No questions asked.


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– John Chappelear, Management Kits Customer



“I am really enjoying your framework because I find it simple and syntactic. It has a really good use of the management literature. I’m already excited for the next materials!”

– Juan Ramírez, Management Kits Customer


  • Free Trial

  • Introduction to Organizational Structure

    GOALS: Define how your structure follows your strategy

    LIMITS: Scope and focus your organizational structure work

    ACTIVITIES: Define the key activites aligned to your strategy

    UNITS: Seperate functions into units

    LINKS: Link units and ensure cooperation

    SHAPE: Set spans of control and organizational layers

    PROCESS: How to run your work process

    Downloads and Resources

    1h Onboarding Session

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  • Full Kit

  • Introduction to Organizational Structure

    GOALS: Define how your structure follows your strategy

    LIMITS: Scope and focus your organizational structure work

    ACTIVITIES: Define the key activites aligned to your strategy

    UNITS: Seperate functions into units

    LINKS: Link units and ensure cooperation

    SHAPE: Set spans of control and organizational layers

    PROCESS: How to run your work process

    Downloads and Resources

    1h Onboarding Session

  • Buy Kit for CHF 390
 

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