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Jul 03, 2023

Organisation Design Interim Resourcing: A Different Approach To Securing Specialist Capability


Our client, undergoing a significant period of industry disruption, needed to transform their business from a capital-intensive to a data-driven model. They had made heavy investments in data and digital capabilities, but faced challenges in siloed operations and creeping duplication in a centralised model. They were committed to streamlining their Target Operating Model (TOM) but also wanted to focus on the shape of their future organisation strategy, TOM and capability.


Altum Consulting, with its rich experience in delivering industry change and transformation consulting, was approached to explore alternative resourcing options to commissioning the big consultancies. Through an exploratory conversation, we identified the opportunity for an interim specialist in Organisation Design (OD), capable of initiating an efficiency review and laying the groundwork for a more comprehensive transformation journey. Our proposition offered flexibility, customisation and an opportunity to secure buy-in from the leadership team without seeking immediate investment for the whole transformation journey.


Our search for the right professional resulted in presenting the client with three highly experienced interim OD candidates within four days. The chosen candidate successfully initiated a six-week efficiency review while garnering the leadership team's support for a comprehensive OD programme. Recognising resistance within the organisation, we recommended a hybrid solution: specialist consultancy for delivery of detailed design resource under the interim OD Lead, ensuring client control and strategic direction. In addition, we helped the client find an interim change and comms manager and a leadership development specialist to ensure successful implementation of the new operating model, governance and ways of working.

"In our search to transform into a more data-driven business amidst industry disruption, we turned to Altum Consulting. Their expertise in organisational transformation and tailored resourcing solutions were exactly what we needed. Their approach to providing an interim specialist allowed us to initiate an efficiency review and pave the way for a larger transformation journey. We were particularly impressed with their swift response in presenting us with highly skilled candidates. Their contribution has been pivotal in navigating resistance and implementing new operational changes. For businesses seeking to manoeuvre change effectively, Altum Consulting comes highly recommended." - Confidential Client

Discover the power of tailored change management. Connect with Janey Thomas, our Head of Change, at or +44 (0) 7968461013. Together, let's drive your business transformation.

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