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IT Organization Structure

Organization Design has not been “BIG” in IT organizations, particularly design in IT organization structures within the corporate environment. But this is changing fast!
IT organisations today are realising that there has to be a purpose behind a structure. But the structure also has to be “flexible”. The traditional “silos” just don’t work anymore – for various reasons. These include:

  • Skills shortages that lead to higher than normal staff turnover
  • The need for reducing costs
  • The changing needs of business that need a greater level of flexibility
  • Organisation Design, however, is not just about creating a structure. Integral to the design process are:
  • Job Descriptions that define the purpose, outcomes and job requirements for all jobs/roles in the structure
  • Processes that allow work to get done at the level it occurs and bring together the relevant players to solve problems, make decisions, and co-ordinate work
  • Reward systems that align individual behaviour and performance with organisational goals
  • Policies and Practices that create organisational capability from the many individual abilities in the organisation

To assist organisations with their “structure” issues TalentAlign.com offers the following:

  • Articles, tips and guidance available on the website
  • A “generic” IT structure Diagram that makes it easier to think through the structure process – and also to help you keep in mind the roles that need to be included in the IT structure.
  • IT Role Progression Matrix that helps to show how jobs “progress” across levels, and how jobs can progress through the structure
  • A generic Career Development Roadmap™ that provides detail on the various jobs, their level in the organisation and the growth path within a job category as well as progression to other jobs
  • Company-specific Career Development Roadmap™ that we will produce for you
  • We will, in consultation with you, create a selection of structure designs to discuss with you so that you can select the most appropriate structure for your IT organisation
  • Once you have decided on a structure we assist with putting processes in place to ensure that the structure is effective and delivers the required results

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