Change Goal

Drawing from over three decades of focused field testing and intensive research with a wide range of clients, Orbexcorp Pte. Ltd., has developed a proprietary paradigm known as Organizing for Business Excellence (Orbex). The mindset is based on a paradigm for shaping, aligning and attuning organizations developed by Andrew E.B. Tani in 1988.

The ultimate goal of our proposed organization development intervention is to contribute to organization’s capability to achieve a state of sustainable profitability and to heighten its competitiveness in this process. This goal will be achieved through the implementation of a total management system that integrates the business and people cycles throughout the enterprise. The outcome of this socio-technical approach is sustainable self-transformation.

Sustainable self-transformation is achieved through applying the tenets underpinning Organizing for Business Excellence, a paradigm for shaping, aligning and attuning organizations.

Organizing for Business Excellence paradigm consists of seven interlocked elements that organizational leaders and their teams need to systematically articulate, deploy and evaluate to achieve sustainable profitability.

Orbex postulates that the ultimate goal of any commercial, profit-seeking enterprise is sustainable profitability, not profitability per se and that the only way to achieve it is through sustainable self-transformation.

To be sustainable, self-transformation demands a systematic approach for understanding the past, present and desired future state of the organization and its business or businesses and then planning, implementing and evaluating the ways and means to move forward.

The paradigm differentiates between strategic excellence and operating excellence. The articulation and persistent validation of the four elements on the right of the diagram–vision, mission, strategy and values–establish the right things to do, have an impact on the competitive strength of the enterprise, and spell the Client’s degree of strategic excellence.

The other three elements–infrastructure, style and results–prescribe the execution details and have an impact on operating excellence. When in use, all seven elements comprise a single entity that guides organizational direction-setting, strategy execution and routine operations.

Figure 1. Organizing for Business Excellence paradigm