Organization Capability & Structure Optimization

Subsea Oil Platform, this case study is about an capabilities optimization

THE PROJECT:

OPTIMIZE ORGANIZATION CAPABILITY & STRUCTURE AT A MAJOR

The Carnrite Group was engaged by a large North American independent E&P to understand the Organization Capability of its Facilities Engineering function.

At the time, facilities engineers had consolidated into a centralized service group to leverage expertise across all business units. Executive management believed that additional value could be extracted from the consolidated organization, but needed to better understand the dynamics in play.

THE PROCESS:

ESTABLISH A BASELINE

The project began by establishing a baseline with the help of a maturity assessment questionnaire and targeted stakeholder interviews. When that was complete, the results revealed that while the people were very technically capable, the organization was in an immature state.  They also had little awareness of their impact on business decisions and organization capability.  To increase their value to the company, the group needed to shift its focus from being the technical experts to project management having end-to-end accountability for project execution.

CREATE A ROADMAP FROM THE VISION & MISSION

With Carnrite’s guidance, the organization’s leadership drafted a vision and mission to serve as a guide for optimizing the organization’s capabilities. Next, Carnrite partnered with the project team and lead the development of an improvement road map.  Once complete, this map consisted of specific, actionable activities that moved the organization up the maturity scale.

ESTABLISH ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES MOVING FORWARD

While creating the plan, Carnrite and the project team identified the need for changes to the organizational structure.  These changes were integral to achieving the vision and mission statements as defined by leadership. To provide clarity for their stakeholders, a high-level, cross-functional RACI for the organization was developed to communicate shifts in accountabilities and responsibilities within the new organization.

THE RESULTS:

First, after establishing the baseline, a roadmap for organizational improvement was established, allowing for the development of clear roles & responsibilities in the newly structured organization.  As a result, understanding the scope, process hand-offs, and overall capabilities of the organization increased the trust between stakeholders.  Additionally, they realized improved process efficiency and reduced gaps in delivery.

Next, the development of the organization’s brand identity and a communication plan resulted in consistent messaging around the perception of “what we do,” “how we operate,” and the “standards of delivery.”  Consequently, this consistency increased organization-wide buy-in for new roles and structure.

Finally, the implementation of Carnrite’s solutions aligned the organizational expectations with the organization’s capabilities.  This resulted in improved workflow, reduced cycle times, and reduced costs.

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