Organizational Design

Improve efficiency, agility and decision-making with organizational optimization

Implement strong leadership & talent strategies for a resilient and motivated workforce


Improve efficiency, agility and decision-making with organizational optimization

Hierarchical structures in mining companies can lead to slow decision-making processes and reduced agility. To improve efficiency, many companies are adopting alternative organizational structures – flatter, cross-functional or decentralized, where communication channels are streamlined.

Meanwhile, the advent of advanced data analytics and technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), has broadened the possibilities of incorporating data-driven decision-making into organizational design. For example, companies are now setting up designated data analysis units, employing data scientists, and integrating data insights into operational strategies.

While the opportunities for organizational design to improve workflows and processes are abundant, restructuring an organization often meets resistance from employees due to job insecurity and disruption to habits and established routines. Hence, effective communication, process rollouts and continuous feedback from employees is crucial to ensuring successful implementation.

Key Client Challenges:

  1. How can we create a flexible organizational structure that can adapt to market fluctuations?
  2. What measures can we take to overcome resistance to change among employees during the restructuring process?
  3. What are the best ways to capture and utilize employee feedback to improve organizational design?
  4. How can we align our organizational design with our long-term business strategy and vision?
  5. How do we ensure effective communication and coordination between different departments and teams?
  6. What key performance indicators (KPIs) should we use to measure the success of our organizational design changes?

With the various complex tasks in mining operations, the industry is shifting to enhanced collaboration and the breaking down of silos between different departments, leading to better coordination and resource allocation – of particular importance given the geographic spread and remoteness of mining locations.

Our Unison Mining experts can work with your team to implement the systems, processes and behavior changes needed to ensure employee buy-in and cooperation, with all organizational levels onboard to adapt to new roles, responsibilities and ways of working.

Lacking data to validate or support key business decisions

Lack of knowledge to define a cohesive business or data strategy

Low speed to market and trouble adapting quickly to customer and market needs

High operational costs due to lengthy data processing times


Effective Skills Program

Train your workforce in the competencies and technical skills needed to work in a mine of the future.
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Workforce Planning & Analytics

Leverage insights about your workforce to guide talent acquisition and HR strategies.
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Organizational Design

Assess and correct gaps in company processes, systems, and structures to better align with goals.
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Change Management

Implement changes that are successfully rolled out and sustained at every level of your organization.
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Our mining experts have experienced first-hand the day-to-day complexities and issues that arise at the mining face, giving them a higher level of understanding and insight to meet your challenges.

Practical Solutions

By implementing level-appropriate transformation tools, our behavioral and cultural change methodologies, data management, and analytics, our goal is to create a sustainable and positive impact on your mining operations.


We go beyond strategy to offer a direct and measurable approach to success. Our commitment extends to delivering real business outcomes and helping your team sustain those changes for the long haul.

Optimize organizational design to create an agile and adaptive workforce.

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