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8 MIN

Designing an Organizational Structure for Your Startup

When working with early-stage companies, one of the questions we most commonly get asked is: “Can you help me with recruiting?”

And while building your team with talented humans is indeed a critical goal, usually what people are asking is how to improve the pipeline, or interview well (we’ll talk about both those worthy goals in a future guide!). What we tell them in response is often surprising: The best way to improve your recruiting processes is to design your organizational structure first.

Before you can fill roles with the best talent, you need to be intentional about what those roles look like and how they fit into the larger strategic vision for the organization. Thoughtful organizational design is one of the most critical skills a founder can cultivate. In this guide, we’ll show you how to get good at this skill faster.

In this complete guide, you’ll learn how to build a sustainable organizational structure through:

1

Planning ahead for roles

2

Scoping the roles

3

Making roles come to life

4

Connecting across functions

5

Takeaways & next steps

Talent & Leadership

8 MIN

Designing an Organizational Structure for Your Startup

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What's inside:
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Overview

Planning ahead for roles

Scoping the roles

Making roles come to life

Connecting across functions

Takeaways & next steps

When working with early-stage companies, one of the questions we most commonly get asked is: “Can you help me with recruiting?”

And while building your team with talented humans is indeed a critical goal, usually what people are asking is how to improve the pipeline, or interview well (we’ll talk about both those worthy goals in a future guide!). What we tell them in response is often surprising: The best way to improve your recruiting processes is to design your organizational structure first.

Before you can fill roles with the best talent, you need to be intentional about what those roles look like and how they fit into the larger strategic vision for the organization. Thoughtful organizational design is one of the most critical skills a founder can cultivate. In this guide, we’ll show you how to get good at this skill faster.

In this complete guide, you’ll learn how to build a sustainable organizational structure through:

1

Planning ahead for roles

2

Scoping the roles

3

Making roles come to life

4

Connecting across functions

5

Takeaways & next steps

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