Organizational Design for Architecture ::
I have always seen the architect as a film-maker who directs various disciplines, experiments, researches, and not least collaborators, in order to realize his own narrative and tell a unique story. This process, for me choral and collaborative, involves the development of various skills and continuous learning. Planning means defining objectives, identifying strategies for achieving them, effectively communicating ideas, developing models and testing them in a continuous improvement process.
I find it ironic that our passion for design is not usually used to design the architectural practice's work system. In my experience as an architect, the work process itself is often left undefined, accessory, confused, resulting in an excessive waste of energy and time, and therefore of human and economic resources. The profitability of the architectural firm is closely linked to the efficiency of its work system, its structure and culture.
Organizational Design aims to improve the work efficiency of the company, through the detailed analysis of the current work system, the identification of its critical points, and the definition of objectives and tailored strategies that can guide the change of the system itself. In an industry such as architecture, where organization is often understood as an antithesis of creativity, the design of systems and work structures is very delicate, and requires a deep knowledge of the dynamics at its base.