Organisational design has never been an easy task. The issues become even more complex when an organisation expands across national borders and cultures. Personnel may be sent abroad for longer periods or communication across geographically dispersed sites may increasingly take place through the electronic media. Whatever the situation, organisational routines and procedures often need to adjust to the changed realities.
Examples of recent organisational development activities:
Embedding intercultural competency skills in concern-wide management training in a northern European merger (financial sector)
The development of a headquarter’s organisational structure seen in its relationship to its foreign investment activities (international transport)
Embedding intercultural competency skills in a company’s management of international joint ventures for product development (pharmaceutical industry)
Incorporating international cultural considerations in a major multinational company's corporate project management model and guidelines (telecom sector)
Facilitating the establishment of international strategic sourcing partnerships (Energy sector and IT)
Providing consultancy services and workshop facilitation for redesign of a product development process of a British-German joint venture (telecom sector)
Providing consultancy services, workshop facilitation and training support for development of a new project management process in a multinational company (automotive supply sector)
Providing consultancy services, workshop facilitation and training support for development of a new project management process in a multinational line of a business within an international software company.