An effective organisation structure is one designed around the value chain of the organisation; ensuring resources are focused in the areas that they are needed most. An effective organisation structure also supports the flow of information across the organisation and the workflows associated with your operational processes.
For those working in local government, there are some clear obligations and responsibilities set out in the Local Government Act (the ‘LGA’). The LGA requires the elected Council to;
“determine an organisation structure, the senior staff positions within that structure and the resources to be allocated towards the employment of staff “.
Importantly, Councils must review and re-determine the council’s organisation structure within 12 months of an ordinary election (and may well wish to further review the structure at other times, such as following a significant change to the CSP or broader operating context). There are a number of things to think about when considering the most appropriate organisation structure for the council to adopt. We’ve highlighted below some of the key inputs and approaches our team take when reviewing organisation structures – why not drop us a line to discuss how we can assist if your team is looking to undertake a review.