A new and better way to design your organization

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Reconfig is a new software tool for organization design

This video explains what Reconfig is all about. 

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Why you need a new approach

In this video, co-founder Nicolay Worren explains why you need better organization design methods, and how you can make use of Reconfig. 

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Designing organizations from the ground up

How should you organize your people? This is one of the most challenging decisions leaders face. Reconfig is a decision support tool. It helps you make better decisions – by providing you with the best possible data, visualization formats, and analytical methods.

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Map your current organization

Reconfig collects data from everyone in your organization or department. It then visualizes how your current organization works – who works with whom on what activities. 

 

It’s like taking an X-ray of your organization.

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Identify a better organizational structure

Reconfig contains an algorithm that finds a better organization structure, given the way people actually work. It identifies people  that need to work together and place them in the same unit.

You get the work done, with less coordination.  

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Implement the new organization

The new organizational structure will reduce required coordination and allow people to focus on their core tasks. This simplifies the interfaces between units and reduces organizational complexity.

 

The result is a more productive and effective organization.

*Attribution for icons used above: 1) social network by Josh Sorosky from the Noun Project. 2)Structure by monkik from the Noun Project.

The underlying principle

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An effective organization is one where there is alignment between work processes and organization structure. Reconfig is the only software solution that helps you map both; evaluate the degree of alignment; and run an algorithm to cluster elements in a way that achieves better alignment. The result is an organization structure that is optimized for your core processes. 

Key features

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In the survey questionnaire, respondents select who they work with internally, and for each of them indicate the work processes that they collaborate on.

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Organization design software tool

The respondents and their information exchange are shown in a matrix (left). The current organizational model is also in displayed in an interactive network diagram (right). 

How Reconfig works

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In this video, co-founder and product manager Kim Soldal gives you an overview of how the tool works. 

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How you can work with Reconfig

There are two ways of engaging with us: 

1. You work with us in your re-design process. In this case, we set up the survey, support you along the way and also analyze and interpret the results together with you. We then prepare detailed reports with multiple analyses and recommendations, participate in conference calls, and run workshops where we discuss the results and how you can use them to improve your organization.

2. You use the Reconfig software yourself. In this case, you set up your own survey and run your own analysis based on your current needs and goals. We provide technical support and training for your project team.

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Who we are

We are three Norwegians with a common interest in developing next generation organization design methods and tools.

We all have extensive management consulting experience with firms in multiple industries, so we know the kind of issues managers are facing.

We have very different backgrounds – but we belive this is a strength, since innovation comes from combining ideas from different fields – in our case; organizational theory, engineering, and computer science.

The first prototype of the tool was developed in 2016. Since then, we have been refining the methodology, which culminated in the founding of Reconfig in 2018. In 2019 we introduced the Reconfig cloud solution to the market and successfully applied it in multiple client projects. 

Nicolay Worren

Nicolay Worren

is an associate professor at the Norwegian University of Life Science. In Reconfig, he is responsible for client projects and conceptual design of the tool.

Before entering academia in 2015, he worked as a management consultant for 18 years, and advised clients in more than 30 organization design projects.

Nicolay holds a Master’s degree from McGill University in psychology and a Doctorate from Oxford University in management studies. Nicolay writes a blog: www.organizationdesign.net

Tore Christiansen

Tore Christiansen

works on client projects and is responsible for analysis and interpretation of data, as well as for the development of metrics that can be used to evaluate organizational fitness.

Tore has extensive experience with computer simulation of organizations. In addition to long corporate experience, he has previously co-founded two companies.

Tore holds engineering degrees from Imperial College (Bachelor), MIT (Master) and Stanford University (PhD).

Kim Soldal

Kim Soldal

is the product manager in Reconfig and responsible for the technical development of the tool. Kim is developing the core functionality of the tool and now manages the product development team.

Kim has 10 years product management and consulting experience from global professional services firms including Deloitte, IBM, and Capgemini.

He holds a Master’s degree in artificial intelligence from the Norwegian University of Technology (NTNU).

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