Building agile

New ways of organising

How do we make our network organisation flourish?

How can we work more as a 'community'?

Can we move to a new structure without reorganising?

How can we become more flexible as an organisation?


The traditional organisation as a model is stumbling and faltering. In all sorts of places, alternatives are emerging that are better equipped to deal with increasing internal and external dynamics. Think of self-managing teams, agile organisations with a flexible shell and network structures. Processes and relationships are more important than the structure in which you cast them. At the same time, structure is also necessary. So how do you design a smart model and ensure that it works together? We can help you with both.


Towards more effect

At Kessels & Smit, we look at your organisation as a process rather than an object. You have a certain goal in mind and staff is grouped around new or existing tasks, objectives or projects necessary for that goal. And after a while, you will need to re-group again, because situations change, and tasks change. A strong shared vision or 'purpose' and strong mutual relationships are more important in this way of working - and more lasting - than job descriptions or procedures. That's why we put a lot of attention into such organisational elements.


People as the main building block

People are the most important building block of any organisation. The paradox is that the organisation becomes more agile when the people are more stable. Meaning that they know what they stand for, what drives them, what talents they possess. Such a solid foundation helps them to quickly find their way in new settings. And to face changes with confidence. Therefore, in addition to 'the big picture', we also pay attention to each individual story.


Our experience as a pioneer

What we have to offer on this topic is more than ‘book knowledge’. Kessels & Smit has been the living proof of an innovative organisation for over 25 years. What unites us as consultants and how we want to work together, determines our structure. And so it varies over the years, as our group changes. Every now and then, we re-investigate all dreams and needs within our company. And tune our organisation so that it meets these ideas. In our structure and way of working we balance individual autonomy with strong connections and a responsibility for the whole. Re-organising ourselves as a group ensures that we stay in the same story. Our structure is not just an organisational chart, it is a living set of principles agreements that guides us. We are happy to use this personal experience to help your organisation find its own answers.

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