This radical new approach offers clear, easy to implement
processes to transform your organization.Current business operation tends to be form-based, where staff are
appointed to specific roles within the company and limit their activities to
these roles.Interview processes examine
the suitability of the candidates for these roles, reinforcing the form, and
thus a static structure emerges within a rapidly changing business environment.
Furthermore, such appointments form clusters of structures that lag behind
Hierarchy, enclosure, exclusivity and separation define the form-based management approach (FOBMAP).Each level of the operation has
little involvement with the levels above, and business intelligence is limited
to the very smallest group, the senior management.Thus only a small percentage of the workforce
is involved in strategic thinking, planning and problem solving.This means that only a small percentage of
the solution space potentially available in the organization is utilized.
Yet in any given workforce there is a huge wealth of
potential available, with each person having gathered different sets of skills
and possessing different kinds of thinking.It would seem ridiculous not to exploit this huge thinking unit. No one
person can possibly have the breadth and depth of thought that an entire
management approach (FUNCMAP)
turns the traditional FOBMAP approach on its head. Instead of relying on form
or structure, it frees up function.Barriers to full functional proactivity are removed, allowing the
company to access so much more of the experience, knowledge and problem-solving
ability present within the organization. The functional management approach
focuses on operating your organization, making it work and keeping it moving
during difficult, challenging times as well as during calm market
conditions.It emphasises the flow of
thought and the diversity of thinking across the organization, removing
barriers in terms of accessing the thinking potential normally closed off
within a form-based approach.
A member of your shop floor or transport department may have
significant experience in an area where you are struggling for answers,
possibly from previous employment or from leisure time activities (from
voluntary memberships of boards of governors to involvement in local sports
associations, and from leading climbing
expeditions to overcoming significant personal challenges), more than or
different to that of the senior managers who are attempting to resolve it.By combining forces, forming a temporary
team, the company can benefit from this previously unexploited resource. With
function being emphasised rather than form, then the individual becomes part of
an open think tank, rather than being compartmentalized and prevented from
contribution.Thus, instead of only 5%
of the organization’s potential being applied to a wicked problem, all of it
can be used, vastly increasing the possibilities for progress. This approach
also reduces the need for expensive contracted specialists from outwith your
company, as the skills may well already exist.
As deep as you want
All companies are quite correctly averse to rapid change and
risk.At BIOSRI we understand this and
thus offer low risk evolutionary, incremental change, rather than high risk
revolution. Thus you can assess progress at regular intervals and decide how
you want to proceed.Constant
communication and feedback, via advanced metrics and indicators provided to you
in real time, allow you to decide on future steps.
How do we proceed
from here? The process.
1. Preliminary discussions. The concept of functional
management is explained, allowing you to clarify what it means for your
2. Process outline document. Having reflected on the initial
discussions, we deliver a detailed paper on our suggestions, following which we
meet with you to reflect on this. Timescales, costings, metrics and indicators
and programme details are defined and refined to suit you;
3. Contracts are drawn up;
4. Training commences;
5. Informal and formal review meetings are held at a minimum
of quarterly. Online feedback metrics are available in real time;
6. Annual review.
Contact us now to
arrange an initial discussion meeting.