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This category lists essays that explains organisational design from an orgtology perspective. It also lists essays that show how to apply orgtology theory to organisational design.

The effect of culture on organisational design

The effect of culture on organisational design - an orgtology perspective
The purpose of organisational design is to create order. Yet too much order will drive predictability, which might blind us to a fast-changing world. To change, Org must be creative. Organisational culture will decide how much uniqueness we allow within Org. We need uniqueness for abstract thinking. It keeps us relevant. In so, we need order to eff...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2021-03-22

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Developing an organisational organogram – an orgtology perspective

Creating an Organogram - an Orgtology Perspective
To create an organogram from an orgtology perspective differs from traditional methods. Here our task is to first understand the flow of activity before we add resources and authority. We must at all times ensure efficiency. Not only regarding resources, but also in terms of process flow. We cannot assume that people who hold similar &nbs...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2021-03-07

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Integrating the Process and Project Constructs

The process construct is a blueprint for running the operations of Org. A project construct defines the plans that we make to change Org. The former ensures performance whilst the latter secures relevance. Process and project constructs must therefore give an integrated solution to the performance and relevance of Org. We cannot understand these co...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2021-02-23

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Organisational design – a future perspective.

Introduction to Organisational Design - An Orgtology Perspective
Without Organisations we would be primitive. It is through Org that we can control things and people. Religion, politics, philosophy, ideology, culture, business, and government… These are all organisations. Even language is an organised expression. Org gives humanity its collective consciousness and holds its intelligence beyond physical form. In ...
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© Derek Hendrikz: 2020-12-05

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What is a Relationship Construct?

Orgtology Relationship Construct
We engage in relationships to benefit ourselves. It could be for resources; psychological wellbeing; need to procreate; sense of duty; etc. The benefits of a relationship could be a myriad of things. Yet, in absence of "the self", there is no relationship. Org has many relationships too. E.g., with employees, customers, suppliers, competitors, owne...
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© 2020-01-18: Derek Hendrikz

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What is a Project Construct?

An orgtology project construct
The purpose of a project construct is to plan and execute the changes that Org must make to stay relevant. The future is uncertain. Therefore, a primary task of this construct is to reduce uncertainty of a future outcome. In so, Org must effect change at minimal risk. To reduce the uncertainty of an outcome, one must control the process that create...
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© 2019-12-08: Derek Hendrikz

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Measuring effectiveness

Measuring effectiveness through outcome targets
Efficiency is quite easy to measure since outputs and outcomes are both quantifiable. Effectiveness on the other hand, relates relevance to outputs. This is a challenging task since relevance is mostly a perception, which is hard to quantify. We call the measure of effectiveness an outcome. Two variables measure an outcome. One is a prediction of w...
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© 02-12-2019: Derek Hendrikz

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The Consciousness of Org

The Consciousness of an Organisation
Consciousness is the level at which an entity is aware. All entities are aware at some level. E.g., a tree will develop a root structure that can accesses water and nutrients with ease. Yet, a tree does not know that it is a tree. This lack of self-awareness will limit its ability to respond. Therefore, all its actions are mere subconscious reactio...
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© 2019-09-12: CFT Hendrikz

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What is Org?

What is an Organisation?
Orgtology is about understanding organisations. It thus makes sense to know what an organisation is. One will agree that you do not create a child when registering it with a Home Affairs department. In so, registering a company does not create Org. Like human life, Org begins in consciousness. This is an awareness of purpose and an intent to surviv...
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© 2019-09-09: CFT Hendrikz

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How to develop a statement of accountability for a process construct

Humans bring a process construct™ to life through a role structure. A role structure has dynamics that a construct does not have. In a structure there is inequality between people, which we create through authority levels, power dynamics, job grading, wage differences, etc. This creates a myriad of dynamics that has little to do with work. I explai...
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© (c) 2018: CFT Hendrikz

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How to audit a process construct

I would generically define an audit as an official inspection of a process and its outputs, or of a project and its outcomes. We can do this in a variety of ways and with an array of goals. In this post I explain how we do a process construct audit. When we audit operations, we are auditing a process construct. Another term for a "process construct...
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© 2018: CFT Hendrikz

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The Work of a Process Team

All my other blog posts on the process construct is about the construct itself. This post is about the people who must manage it. One problem that I often work with, is that many people struggle with the difference between a project team, a process development team, a process implementation team, and a process management team. They are all vastly d...
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© 2018: CFT Hendrikz

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How to translate operational targets from bottom to top in a process construct

In my posts, "Creating targets for a process construct" and "How to engineer a process construct", I have explained that in orgamatics™, we create a process construct™ from the top down but that we target it from the bottom up. This is because Org™ does its work at the front-end and therefore, the top processes must just accurately summarize the wo...
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© 2018: CFT Hendrikz

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Create efficiency through output targets

Creating targets for a process construct - Blog Article
"You can't manage what you can't measure." Peter Drucker Outputs are results that a process cycle produces. Outcomes are different. They show how an environment perceives these results. Efficiency drives outputs whilst effectiveness creates outcomes. In so, outputs and outcomes define the results of Org. Targets predict these results. We will alway...
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© 2018: CFT Hendrikz

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The difference between a target, an output, and an outcome

In life, we measure much of any person's worth by what they achieve, after they have achieved it. In some sense, targets, outputs, and outcomes all do this. Why then should we know their difference? What makes matters worse, is that there are many definitions on each. To manage operations and strategy, Org must measure its results. There are two wa...
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© 2018: Derek Hendrikz

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Seven steps to engineering process flow – an orgtology perspective.

How to create process flow for a process construct.
At micro level, an organisation is made of activity and resources. Jointly, they drive performance and relevance. Therefore, all activity will relate to either purpose or intent. Where activity links to purpose, it cycles. Where it links to intent, is begins and ends. Thus, all organisational activity is either repetitive or non-repetitive. The eff...
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© 2018: CFT Hendrikz

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How to develop system and process briefs

In my article "How to engineer a process construct", I explain that the drawing of a process map is less than 40% of the work. To make a process intelligent it needs data as well as time, cost, and priority. I explain TCP Efficiency™ in another blog post. The aim of this post is to work with the collection of data. The data that a process needs are...
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© 2018: CFT Hendrikz

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How to engineer a process construct

How to engineer a process construct
Does one design or discover a process? To manifest, purpose must become a process. Therefore, there is purpose before process. When we create a process, we explicitly depict a purpose. It is our idea of what Org must do to get outputs. When we design outputs, we discover outcomes. This will help us to redesign our process. One will thus interchange...
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© 2018: CFT Hendrikz

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What is a Process Construct?

Designing an orgtology process construct
There are only two ways to do work. One is repetitive, in other words, doing something that we have done before. The other is non-repetitive, which means doing things that we have never done before. When we cycle work it is a process, and when we complete it, it is a project. Repetitive work maintains things, whilst non-repetitive work changes thin...
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© 2018: Derek Hendrikz

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