In Workforce and Org we design, develop and deliver transformational journeys with our clients to unlock and maximise the people-related value across the workforce.



Budgets are shrinking and greater pressure is being applied to ‘do more with less’ requiring smarter and more strategic workforce planning decisions.


Workforce fluidity is on the rise again across the market increasing attrition rates and amplifying the importance of both colleague experience and value proposition.


Fighting the war on skills whilst struggling to determine what they have in their own arsenal requiring a dynamic insight-led method to building capability.


The technology bombardment of automation and digital disruption continues to promise efficiency gains but equally introduces challenges with behavioural change and adoption.


Operating Model and Workforce Design

  • We worked with Dr Martens to redesign their Technology operating model to support ambitious growth targets and mobilise the organisation in agile ways of working.
  • Defining a detailed operating model, we reviewed and iterated the organisation design, identifying the impact on existing roles, creating new role families and job descriptions, and actively managed key people risks.
  • We created an overall people transition roadmap and communications strategy with consultation timelines identified and codified the approach in an agile operating model handbook to ensure sustainability.

Designing and Implementing an Agile Operating Model

  • JCURV worked with LSM to introduce and embed an agile operating model integrating teams across the business, change and tech domains
  • Introducing a value stream approach, teams were aligned to customer / business outcomes
  • A new operating model was designed and a transition roadmap developed that covered people, process, governance and ways of working
  • Team members were introduced to agile concepts and models and over a period of phases, the teams were transitioned into the new roles.

JCURV’s 9th Birthday!

By Anusha Nandi | May 21, 2024 |

Three ways OKRs can unlock the value of Agile

By Paul Krasilnick | May 15, 2024 |

From working with iterative delivery methods for over twenty years, I am a passionate advocate of delivering little and often and seeking regular feedback from your customer. This agility in approach allows many benefits to be realised that include improved speed to market, creating products and services that customers love, reduced risk and increased employee…

JCURV announces partnership with Orgvue

By Paul Krasilnick | May 15, 2024 |

London, UK, 15 May 2024 — JCURV today announced a partnership with Orgvue, the organisational design and planning software platform. Together, JCURV and Orgvue will provide enterprise organisations with a combination of Orgvue’s market-leading technology for organisational design, planning and workforce insights and JCURVs workforce and organisation design consulting capabilities. This is such a critical…

Five Must Do’s For Your Organisation Design

By Paul Krasilnick | May 7, 2024

Conditioning your organisation to learn, adapt, and evolve In today’s rapidly changing business landscape, the need for organisations to adapt and evolve has never been more pressing. Redesigning the structure of an organisation is a multifaceted endeavour that requires careful consideration of various critical elements. From redefining roles and responsibilities to restructuring communication channels, each…


By Paul Krasilnick | April 30, 2024

‘TRANSFORMED, ’ A JCURV BOOK REVIEW The product world is abuzz with the release of Marty Cagan’s fourth book, Transformed. However, this time his book isn’t meant for product people, it’s meant for CEOs. As we move into an increasingly digital economy, ‘product’ is emerging as a disruptive competitive advantage. Those who can discover, build,…

Chocolate Bars, Netflixware, and Workforce Change

By Paul Krasilnick | April 29, 2024

The time is now and your transformation potential is real The cyclical words of January, “a new year, a new you,” have now begun to fade, but there is still time to avoid them becoming a distant memory.   Scratching off (or potentially rolling forward) last year’s goals seemed to make sense before life (and wintery…

Pivot To Product: The Power Of The North Star Metric

By Paul Krasilnick | April 25, 2024

In the race for successful product development, speed often takes centre stage. But amid the frenzy of fast flow, it’s easy to lose sight of what truly drives value. Imagine being part of a product team, caught in the perpetual race of delivering features at lightning speed, wondering if they truly matter. In this relentless…

Pivoting to a product-based operating model: mobilising your first value stream

By Paul Krasilnick | April 25, 2024

In today’s dynamic world, adaptability is key to survival. Traditional, rigid structures are giving way to more fluid, product-centric operating models that emphasise value delivery and customer satisfaction. In a recent point of view, we highlighted that organisations that have pivoted to a product-centric operating model are outperforming their peers by 4x. The benefits of…

Product Value Stream based Operating Models: Where are you on the journey?

By Paul Krasilnick | April 25, 2024

Companies that are product value stream aligned  outperform their peers by 4x.  Organising by value stream enables companies to achieve faster delivery, higher quality, and higher customer satisfaction through:  When working with leaders to determine where they are on their journey to being product and E2E Value Stream aligned, we have found the below diagram…

Why Shift to Product?

By Paul Krasilnick | April 25, 2024

Organisations are increasingly recognising the limitations of the traditional project-based approach and are instead shifting towards a product-centric model to effectively respond to the fast-paced business landscape. This transition is not merely a matter of semantics; it represents a fundamental reorientation towards sustainable value creation and customer-centricity. The shift from projects to products represents a…


JCURV helps our clients structure, optimise and invest in their workforce to deliver the right talent to the right place at the right time for the right cost. We achieve this by directly linking workforce-related decisions to overarching business strategies, capabilities, and journey-led outcomes.

JCURV's Workforce and Orgranisation Framework


Workforce strategy: Defining a workforce strategy to address current and future people needs in line with the overall business strategy and operating model

Workforce planning: Navigating workforce challenges, risks and opportunities from the immediate term through to 3–5-year long-term business planning

Organisation design: Optimising an organisation's structural design, harmonising roles and job levels and building inspiring career pathways

Capabilities, skills and competency (CSC) design: Defining the technical, behavioural and leadership skills required, assessing gaps to address, and designing tailored interventions

Colleague experience design: Understanding employees needs and optimising how they engage with the organisation across physical, digital, organisational and human dimensions

Workforce analytics and digital awareness: Collecting and harnessing workforce data to optimise decision-making



Paul Krasilnick

Managing Director

[email protected]