Intro to Work Design
The art of Work Design
When you’re smaller
When you’re smaller, everything is within reach. You know every person on the team and exactly what they’re doing. alignment, resourcing and focus are easy, but it doesn’t last. Because with success comes growth, and with growth comes complexity. The tools that get you to a certain size won’t take you to the next level.
The inflection point
Complexity scales with you. At a certain size, leaders lose visibility of what happens on the ground and businesses reach an inflection point where the symptoms of scale become full-blown fires. Culture, communication, service delivery, profitability, staff satisfaction and organizational alignment all suffer. In these situations, how do you adapt mid-flight? For many CEOs, they feel like they’re spinning a hundred plates in the air, and whilst they know something is not right, they can’t put their finger on what.
Working harder doesn’t always fix things
Organizations are losing millions of dollars every year from poor work design. When they cannot align functions, positions and people, pain occurs. Although everyone is working harder than ever, there’s no clear alignment on exactly what the right things to work on are. Every new hire becomes less effective at alleviating the pressure. This is why we built Functionly.
It’s a leadership issue.” Simon Sinek, Author
Why we built Functionly
There are hundreds of functions that run your company – Functionly helps you map and track them dynamically. Our functional library is built from decades of experience and research-backed org and work design.
We built a library to help benchmark your work, using decades of data from global SaaS and Fortune 50 companies in the USA and beyond. We use this library to power the Functionly platform which stores your unique functional company blueprint.
100 years of research proves that elegant work design improves performance, retention and value. But companies have changed. The rigid and traditional organizational management structures of old don’t work for new generation workplaces. They are making way for fluid and highly bespoke function driven frameworks, modeled off the fastest growing organizations in the industry, now captured in Functionly.
As CEO, having the vision and goal posts for success is a great start, but you need to take it a step further and map the functions needed to achieve those goals.
With more people working on the right things and effectively distributing team/exec accountabilities & individual responsibilities, organizational performance is maximized. Functionly empowers managers and teams across your whole organization to work on the right things at the right time.