What is Dynamic Work Design?

What is Dynamic Work Design?

Dynamic Work Design is a set of principles and structures that guide human behavior as work moves through an organization, including finding and fixing issues and making improvements, all in real time.

It is particularly helpful in intellectual work – strategy, innovation, management, technical and administrative – where work is “invisible.”

Visual Management techniques are commonly used to give intellectual work a physical face, aid in constructing the dynamic design and then monitoring its progress as it moves from ideas.

Most organizations are good at designing static work.

They can draw the org chart, determine how they think work should flow, and set internal policies. But, static work designs don’t account for what happens when work starts moving through the system and things don’t go as planned.

When problems happen that are not described in the static designs, communications break down, workarounds grow, response times stretch, issues pile up, and projects get delayed. New initiatives fall behind. Costs rise. Frustration mounts. The end result is your company is not achieving its potential.

ShiftGear Helps Organizations Think About Work in a Whole New Way

We focus on the interaction of the people, the work, and the organization. Whether you have 50, 500, or 5,000 employees, ShiftGear helps you connect all of them to the flow of work that delivers the organization’s targets. We reconnect people to their work to make it more engaging and productive. The result is:

  • Higher Quality
  • Increased Throughput
  • Stronger Employee Engagement

…and that turns into on-time deliveries, higher revenue, lower cost, happier customers.

We work in a range of industries and functions – from the front lines of physical or intellectual work to the executive strategy. We work in research laboratories sequencing the human genome to corporations drilling for natural gas and retailers looking to manage storefronts across broad geographies; with Operations, IT, Finance, Engineering, HR, Sales and Executive Teams. Wherever work is flowing from one person to another, we deliver higher quality, increased productivity, and more engaged employees with minimal intervention.

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