The art of scale
When you’re smaller
When you’re smaller, everything is within reach. You know every person on the team and exactly what they’re doing. Alignment and focus is easy, but it doesn’t last. Because with success comes growth, and with growth comes complexity. The tools that get you to a certain size won’t take you to the next level, and traditional structures don’t work anymore.
The inflection point
After time, businesses reach an inflection point where small symptoms become full blown fires because complexity scales as you do. Culture, communication, service delivery, profitability and organizational alignment all suffer. In these circumstances, how do you change mid-flight? For many CEOs, they feel like they’re spinning a hundred plates in the air, and whilst they know something is not right, they just can’t put their finger on what.
Working harder doesn’t always fix things
When organizations cannot align their functions, positions and people; pain occurs. Although everyone is working harder than ever, there’s no clear alignment on exactly what the right things to work on are, and every new hire becomes less effective at alleviating the pressure. These hires add to the pain rather than alleviating it, and the cost to your organization is tremendous. This is why we built Functionally.
It’s a leadership issue.” Simon Sinek, Author
Why we built Functionally
We built a library of functions based on a lifetime of work, collating decades of data from global SaaS and Fortune 50 companies in the USA and beyond. We use this library to power The Functionally platform and help you plan your bespoke future functional structure.
The rigid and traditional organizational management structures of old don’t work for new generation workplaces anymore – They are making way for fluid, highly bespoke function driven frameworks, modelled by the fastest growing organizations in the industry, and captured in Functionally.
As CEO, having the vision and goal posts for success is a great start, but you need to take it a step further and map the functions needed to achieve those goals. Then, and only then, can you identify the gaps that are holding you back and blueprint a people plan to get you there.
With more people working on the right things and effectively distributing responsibilities, organizational performance is maximized. Functionally empowers managers and teams across your whole organization to work on the right things at the right time, and operate at new levels of missional effectiveness.
Define Map the functional landscape of your entire organization. Introduce superfunctions, functions and roles.
Design Design your custom functional architecture. Create and edit your functional objectives.
Assess Engage all layers of the organization to gap-check, identify opportunities and align all roles.
Learn Collate and review insights from the data. Benchmark and plan a future functional blueprint.
Adapt & optimize Setup the platform to establish ongoing accountability and functional review cadence.