International Target Operating Model Design
• A Plan is only of value if it is successfully implemented
• A good Strategy is important… A Great Operating Model is more beneficial
• A Target Operating Model ensures everyone is aligned and knows what to do
What is an Operating Model?
• A breakdown of a business into its key components
• A framework for how an organization operates in terms of people, processes and technology
• A basis for formulating strategy and making informed decisions
What Is a Target Operating Model?
• A structure that dictates how the business should be organized
• A target state informed by strategy and opportunities for optimization
• An operational design that depicts how business objectives will be achieved
• A basis for developing operational improvement and transformation plans
• A framework that enables goal congruence
Why is a Target Operating Model Important?
• Without a Target Operating Model operations often evolve and do not fully align to the business vision and strategy
– This approach might work initially, however it has significant associated risk
– Clients and products are added, new markets are entered and acquisitions are integrated.
– People, processes and technologies build and a complicated web of inefficient and ineffective systems and processes is created
• A Target Operating Model based on the business strategy often leads to a significant competitive advantage:
– Faster decision making in areas such as launching new products, services and partnerships
– Improved client service through greater roles and responsibility definition across the organization
– Better investments as they can more easily be assessed and prioritized based on business impact
– Reduced risk from a more controlled and stable operating environment
– Higher colleague engagement and alignment from clearer strategic execution plans
– Greater long-term operational efficiency and optimization
• Businesses without a Target Operating Model typically:
– Deploy increasingly greater resources simply to manage the issue resolution and operational deficiencies.
– Decisions are slow due to the lack of clarity as to how to implement strategies
– Costs of adapting technology and processes increase exponentially
Where does the Target Operating Model Fit In?
• A Corporate Strategy must be reflected in a Target Operating Model for the Strategy to be successfully implemented
• The Target Operating Model comes below the vision and corporate strategy and above the operational planning and execution.
• The Target Operating Model can be created in layers
• The Target Operating Model for corporate, country and function level operations must be aligned and congruent with the Corporate Strategy
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Focus Areas for Transformation and Optimization
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