The Organizational Structure Kit gives you all the knowledge, guidance, resources, and tools to get the structural design of your business right

    Canvas

    Kit Board and framework introducing key ideas and concepts with regard to organizational structure

    Process

    A guide to shaping the journey to your target state, including example meeting agendas to guide your team

    Tools

    Eleven practical tools to put the framework into action and to co-create key elements of your organization

  • Buy Full Kit

    • • Access to the full Organizational Structure Kit
      • Complete Kit Framework
      • Detailed guidance on how to plan and lead your work process
      • Six detailed example agendas for work sessions
      • Twelve key tools to design your organization
      • Presentation materials to facilitate workshops
      • Complementary 1:1 onboarding session
      • Bite sized organization design tips via e-mail

  • Buy Kit for CHF 490
  • Subscribe to All Kits Bundle

    • • Access to full collection of > 50 frameworks, canvases, tools, process guides, agendas, and presentation materials on organization design, organizational development and leadership development
      • Including the following Kits: Organizational Structure Kit, Leadership Development Kit, Team Kit, Agile Organizing Kit
      • Immediate access to all updates and releases from Management Kits
      • Complementary 1:1 onboarding session to help customize your approach and deployment of tools

  • Subscribe for CHF 360/y

This Kit gives you the key organization design knowledge and tools you need to define the functional logic of your organization.

Comprising framework documents, a kit board canvas, exemplary agendas, tools, and a process guide, the kit provides you with in-depth, step-by-step guidance to run your own org design project – whether you are a manager, a business partner or an external facilitator.


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Who developed this Kit


This Kit was developed by Management Kits drawing on key academic research and a wide range of practical experience and testing. The Management Kits research, development and design process is led by Olaf Bach, the founder of Management Kits. 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.

See About Management Kits and go to Olaf's LinkedIn profile.


We offer a complementary, personal onboarding session to support you in setting up your personal action learning journey


Frequently Asked Questions


Who is this Kit for?
This Kit is for anyone who wants to learn about and drive organization design and structuring work as a practitioner. 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.
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 or workshops with your team. In addition, as part of both the individual purchase of this Kit and the subscription to all Management Kits we offer a complementary personal online coaching session to support your onboarding.
How can I access the Organizational Structure Kit?
There are two options to access the full Organizational Structure Kit: 1. First, you can buy the Organizational Structure Kit for Swiss Francs (CHF) 490.-, giving you unlimited access to this Kit. 2. Second, you can subscribe to Management Kits on an annual basis for Swiss Francs (CHF) 360.- per year, giving you full access to all organization design, development, and leadership resources on our platform.
If I go for the subscription option, what is included and how does it work?
The subscription to the All Management Kits Bundle gives you access to all Kits on our platform on an annual basis for Swiss Francs (CHF) 360.- per year. This All Kits Bundle subscription includes all our Kits and tools in the fields of organizational effectiveness, design, and development, namely the Organizational Structure Kit, the Team Kit, the Leadership Development Kit, and the Agile Organizing Kit, as well as all associated tools, guides, and resources, as well as future updates. You can cancel at any time in case you do not wish to renew the subscription for another year. You will get a reminder four weeks before the renewal date in order to avoid any unintended renewals and charges.
Does the Organizational Structure Kit help to develop new structures, or does it help with redesigning a structure that is already in place?
We have many users who did both, and we have consulted organizations through workshops and projects working with the Kit or parts thereof in both types of cases. In our experience, a redesign often entails work on new parts of the organization.
What theories, frameworks or methodologies are used to create Management Kits?
In terms of theoretical and methodological background, there are three pillars that are particularly important to us at Management Kits: first we make sure, for all our Kits, that all our content is aligned with key insights from management research in the respective field. This often entails a significant amount of translation work to make the Kits user friendly and actionable in a practitioner setting. Second, there is practical project work, consulting experience, and user testing that goes into the Kit design. Third, we believe in the relevance of design thinking methodologies for management problem solving and we integrate according approaches in our Kit design work.
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’s resources useful. The Kit structure allows you to access exactly what you need, for example only the tools or the know-how sections.
How does the personal onboarding session work?
While this depends on the particular use case, Management Kits users typically benefit most from one of three options: 1. we use the time to give you a general walkthrough of the Management Kits resources 2. we discuss the general situation you are in, including some of the challenges and transitions the organization you work with is facing, and we subsequently compile a tailored guide to some of the tools and materials likely most effective in your situation. 3. we focus the discussion on a specific organizational, project or leadership development challenge of yours and look at how to best leverage the Kits for addressing this challenge.
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, tailored enterprise solutions, and our workshop, consulting and coaching offers, please contact us at [email protected]
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.


We have a 30-day money back guarantee!
No questions asked

 

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