Organization Reviews

We are often approached by clients that have questions such as:

  • We are about to experience multiple retirements. How do we manage? Do we have the right people to do this work now and in the future?
  • We missed our performance targets last year. What should we do differently? How do we grow to meet our new business goals?
  • We are not meeting our timelines and deliverables – what can we do differently?
  • There are two units that are just not working well together, and they need to share data frequently. We have tried to sort this out by rewriting policy but the problems still exist – help!

CORVUS works with clients every step of the way to resolve these business dilemmas. Our aim when completing organizational reviews is to provide a clear picture of the current state – what is working well and what is not – and, then to identify the people, process, or technology recommendations that will improve how people work, and work together, and enable stronger business results.
Organization Reviews
Assessment of the current operating posture can include examination of:

  • Organizational structure and allocation of human and financial resources (e.g., business goals, allocation of work, professional development, succession planning, performance management)
  • Business processes (e.g., work processes, procedures and guidelines
  • Available technology supports (e.g., available systems
  • Organizational culture (e.g., morale, unwritten codes and customs, policies)

We collect data and information from internal and external sources via document review, surveys, individual interviews, focus groups, process mapping, benchmarking, and root cause analysis.

Recommendations can range from broad program changes to the specific updating of job descriptions. Recommendations are built into an implementation plan that identifies quick wins, timelines, required resources to execute the change, and key communication messages to facilitate the shift to an improved way of working.

Examples of recommendations:

  • Revised organizational structure
  • Refined work processes
  • New or different positions with updated job descriptions
  • New or different technology supports
  • Revisions to policy