As part of Nous’ Community Partnership Scheme we facilitated a workshop for a national not-for-profit organisation providing services to women, families and youth through leadership programs, low-cost housing, and employment and training services. The workshop was to assist the executive group to design a new national, organisational structure; and to understand the financial implications of a merger of regional offices.
Our workshop brought key executives from regional offices together with national office executive staff. It was structured around a set of design principles calculated to satisfy two key tests of organisational design:
During the workshop participants developed their ideas and defined key requirements for a national organisational structure. They shared their views on the structure, benefits and perceived pitfalls of a merged national structure.
Our workshop resulted in a high level draft organisational structure that would be socialised with regional executive groups and from which costings could be drawn, informing the next steps toward a national merger.