A leading agile clinical trials technology and services provider engaged Clarkston to formulate an organizational design strategy to support their ambitious business goals.
Clarkston’s team conducted an in-depth strategic assessment of the current organizational design and developed alternative options for what the organizational structure ought to evolve into in the near-, mid-, and long-term future, given the changing dynamics across our client’s portfolio, including aggressive growth targets and rapid headcount expansion.
Clarkston’s industry experts developed considerations for each focus area to guide further discovery, which were supplemented with benchmarking against competitor organizations and industry best practices for organizational design. In addition, the Clarkston team developed the core guiding principles upon which to evaluate recommendations, providing further levels of objectivity into the analysis.
Clarkston conducted organizational design working sessions with the company’s senior executive team to arrive at several design scenarios for each focus area. After evaluating each against the guiding principles, a recommendation in each area was made that would best support the company’s business goals and growth targets.
Through this partnership, the client was able to understand their organization’s design risks pertaining to their goals and industry best practices for executing against these risks. They gained clarity not only around their existing human capital but also about the landscape in which they are competing. The recommendations provided by Clarkston were implemented across two focus areas as a direct result of this partnership.