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Session 1: Led by Sherrie Charlton of The Wellcome Trust – How do we smoothly integrate and embed different ways of working and continue to develop the flexibility, challenge and drive across the organisation to enable us to deliver the strategy?
The Wellcome Trusts new Strategic Approach http://strategy.wellcome.ac.uk/ requires us to work very flexibly, take risks and push boundaries embracing new ways of working internally and with our external partners.
We are building on a culture change which has been facilitated over the last few years through a series of initiatives including
· Defining what makes us Wellcome (Our Principles http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/About-us/Jobs/Guidance-for-applicants/index.htm)
· Leadership and Management development
· Move from Rules to Values based policies
· Significant increase in delegated authority
· Greater focus on career development and project/secondment roles
As part of our new Strategic Approach we have identified Priority Areas under 2 and 3 above to focus on. Each Priority will go through a development phase before agreement to proceed is given. We anticipate 10- 20% of employees will be working in the Priority areas, initially with varying levels of involvement, broadly split across 3 groups:-
· 100% of their time on the Priority area,
· part time while still maintaining their functional role
· specialist support skills drawn on as required (e.g. finance, HR, IT, facilities).
How do we smoothly integrate and embed different ways of working and continue to develop the flexibility, challenge and drive across the organisation to enable us to deliver the strategy?
Session 2: Led by Mark Lancelott of PA Consulting – Taking a truly holistic approach to designing and transforming organisations – working with other business design and transformation disciplines
Organisation design is not the only discipline focused on improving and transforming how organisations work and perform. Related disciplines include business architecture, process re-engineering, and service design, as well as strategy led approaches such as the business model canvass. As OD practitioners, how do we engage, and work with these sometimes complementary, sometimes competing, disciplines and approaches? In this interactive session we will consider the worldviews that underpin these different perspectives, the insights they offer, and the language and methods they use, and then explore how we can draw on and work with their practitioners to be more effective designers of brilliant organisations. Mark will draw on his varied consulting experiences across many sectors and design challenges, his experiences in developing and rolling out PA’s approach to business design, and running the ‘Designing Operating Model’ Executive programme at Ashridge Business School with Andrew Campbell.