Operating model design

Operating model design introduction

In this video, Andrew Campbell from Ashridge Business School explains what the Operating Model is. This model is a blueprint that helps managers convert strategy into operational decisions. It also enables managers to start thinking about how they are going to design and set up the operations. The Operating Model helps the heads of operations to think about the processes, the capacity they need and the supply chain processes that will be set up. Discover more about the Operating Model in this short video overview.

About the author

On strategy, I have specialised more on group-level strategy issues, such as portfolio choices, growth, acquisitions as well as the role of the group-level, group functions and the relationship between group and business units.

On organisation, I have specialised on how to link strategy and structure and how to create the appropriate relationships between boxes in the organisation chart. You may be interested in my course Advanced Organization Design at Ashridge Executive Education – www.ashridge.org.uk/aod

On operating models, I have been trying to understand the links between strategy, organisation and operating models and how to represent an operating model design. I have a book “Operating Model Canvas”​ that describes a tool for converting strategy into operational and organisational choices. I have a website www.operatingmodelcanvas.com that supports the book. I blog at www.ashridgeonoperatingmodels.com and tweet @operatingmodels. I also run a course on Designing Operating Models – www.ashridge.org.uk/dom