Using Org Topologies™ to Analyze the Agile transformation journey at a large dutch bank.

Roland Flemm
OrgTopologies™
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11 min readSep 13, 2023

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TL;DR

This article analyses the transformation of a major bank with org topologies. To understand this article, you first need to know about Org Topologies™.

Summary of the transformation analysis:

  • An organizational design can be implemented iteratively and incrementally. There is no need for “first time right”. There is a need for an opportunity to learn the new design by experiencing it. Org topologies helps to implement organizational change in a structured and controlled manner.
  • A shared transformation goal is necessary to achieve good results. Org Topologies™ helps to define a visionary overarching perfection goal enabling everyone to understand the underlying principles.
  • Employees need to be able to make autonomous decisions that will contribute to achieving the perfection goal. Org Topologies is an enabler to place the mandate for continuous improvement of org design in the hands of the employees, low in the organization.
  • If the org design perfection goal is too ambitious, it will jeopardize the transformation. “Too ambitious” happens when people reject the goal. Therefore, combine an unambiguous perfection goal with transformation

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Roland Flemm
OrgTopologies™

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