Next-Generation Visual Target Operating Model (TOM)

Blueprint Illustration, Visual TOM

The Blueprint Illustration Visual TOM helps teams model the current state and the future state – as well as establish a powerful shared vision for the transformation journey. The Blueprint TOM is designed to support and enable strategic delivery planning – explicitly connecting strategic intent to project delivery.

The iterative nature of the Blueprint process uniquely helps you collaboratively manifest your vision. Similar to an engineering blueprint, the Blueprint TOM provides meaningful terms of reference with a blend of big-picture and deep-dive information – all designed to guide and inform follow-on project design, planning and deployment.

Client Example – Blueprint Illustration:

Visual mechanism designed to develop & model our clients upfront thinking in a user-friendly and accessible way, so that it informs, directs and guides all follow-on transformation activity. Click on below image to access and navigate enlarged Blueprint Illustration picture.



Blueprint Aide Memoire

The Blueprint TOM is cut up into a detailed storyboard with plain language notes explaining each and every visual image within the picture. The Aide Memoire ensures everything (aka all high-value thinking) is remembered – acting as the ‘golden source’, both guiding and informing follow-on organisation and project design.

Similar to a policy document, the Aide Memoire is designed to inform and guide organisational design, strategic planning and operational delivery. The Aide Memoire has often been used by our clients to cascade (or evangelise) and embed the new initiative – with functional and business leaders taking their respective teams through the document page-by-page – asking the team “where do we fit?” and “what do we need to prioritise and focus on to make the change happen?” The document is then updated with the respective team’s notes (beside each image) ensuring the Aide Memoire messaging is accessible, understandable, appropriate, relevant – and has real meaning at a local level.

Connecting Your ‘Thinking’ To ‘Doing’

The Blueprint TOM acts as a practical visual mechanism that lands the collective thinking (aka strategic intent, technical concepts and creative ideas) onto the operational ground floor in a clear, plain language and memorable way.

“A parallel mechanism that complements & enhances the existing planning & BaU implementation activity…”

The Blueprint TOM will help collaboratively develop and model your upfront thinking in a user-friendly and accessible way, so that it informs, directs and guides all follow-on transformation activity. It is specifically designed to bridge the gap between where you are now and where you are heading – and will enable you to:

  • Produce a single shared visual TOM that everyone will clearly understand, identify with and believe in;
  • Provide detailed and meaningful terms of reference for organizational design and project design teams;
  • Develop big-picture understanding across your organization (ensuring activity is joined-up);
  • Align objectives with actions through a clear roadmap for transformation;
  • Gain consensus from key stakeholder groups;
  • Create a single cohesive leadership team;
  • Effectively align multiple teams;
  • Prioritize and deploy resources; and
  • Monitor and measure progress whilst proactively leading transformational change.

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Our Transformation Products

Our transformation products are designed to mimic the dynamic and integrated way teams work in the real world. The below products provide a ‘pick-n-mix’ option that identifies individual point-of-need intervention within the context of end-to-end transformation. Click on the following links:

Transformation Execution

Strategy Development Framework
Change Strategy Workshop
Cultural Sketch Workshop
Rapid Discovery & Innovation Workshop

Delta Visualization

Blueprint Illustration Visual TOM
Role-based Scenario Visualization
Flexible Visual Strategy Support
Blueprint Animation

Performance Leadership

Transformational Leadership Diagnostic
Performance Leadership Coaching
Performance Leadership Master-class