Organization design

A holistic understanding of organizations and their key design elements allows for more flexibility and creativity when responding to the challenges your organization is facing. If you want to professionalize and future-proof your organization you will benefit from a broader toolset and all-round perspective.

Who is this course for


Startup Founders

Your organisation is growing significantly. You feel the need to professionalize your entire organizational setup. You experience lack of cohesion and collaboration between different parts of the organization. Silo-thinking is spreading.



Innovative SMEs​

You are facing external pressure (competition, regulator) and the complexity is increasing. Your organisation is tapping into new, international markets. You feel the need to professionalize your entire organizational setup. You experience lack of cohesion and collaboration between different parts of the organization. Silo-thinking is spreading. Your organisation’s leadership is changing or you are facing other major disruptions.


Accelerators & Universities

You are running an entrepreneurship trainings program and need to train your startup participants on organisational design.

What you will learn

How to professionalise your organisation

  • Introduction to images, models & types of organisations​
  • Cornerstones & variables of organization design​
  • Interconnections & dependencies​
  • Context & stakeholder analysis​
  • Your organizational challenges and possible responses​
  • The role of leadership​
  • Fostering collaboration​
  • Organisational capabilities & learning​
  • Feedback & reflection

With her growth hacking workshop, Petra provided many new ideas and approaches for sustainable growth strategies. The dialogue between the participants from a wide range of industries and product cycles was also particularly valuable.

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Leonard Weitze

Competence. Experience. Excellence. Full Commitment! Thank you for all the great workshops and the coaching.

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Dudu Gencel


Thanks for your great support!!



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Gabriele Tatzberger

Thank you for the amazing negotiations training today at Startup Wiseguys and the great mentoring session!

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Sigvards Krongorns

Your trainer for this course

Michael Kubiena

Expert in Organisation Design, Leadership & Culture

With 25 years of experience across Central & South-eastern Europe, Turkey, and the Middle East, Michael has held roles in HR, management and consulting.

He has managed HR departments of various sizes in startups and in corporate environments, specializing in the ICT & service industries. Michael’s respective expertise lies in strategic HR, compensation & performance management, talent management, and HR & management audits.

As a consultant, Michael’s work with startups and SMEs focuses on organization design and people practices; on leadership, culture and change. Furthermore, he works on concept & strategy development in the food industry and for non-profit organizations.

With degrees in business administration and cultural studies, along with an education in systems thinking & design, Michael offers a unique perspective on organizational dynamics.

Furthermore, his passion for food and sustainable urban food systems has led to his civil society engagement, as a speaker of the Vienna Food Policy Council.

How we support you


Accelerate your startups with dynamic live courses led by Konsultori trainers.

Other topics related to Organisational Design


The HR toolbox

If you want to pay more attention to your employees, their wellbeing and performance, you will benefit from the impact of a fit-for-purpose HR role and essential HR practices: From recruiting & onboarding  over talent management & development, to job categorisation, compensation and performance management:, career management, the importance of feedback and reflection. Even organizations without a dedicated HR function can thus create a professional and people-oriented working environment.


OKR: Objectives & results

OKRs allow to turn strategy into action and to align strategy, employees and their performance. Furthermore, by introducing OKRs organizations and their leaders can develop a powerful participatory leadership instrument which encourages taking ownership and accountability across the entire organization.


Designing Employee participation programs

The workshop offers an allround view on employee participation: from legal, strategic and organizational perspectives. Founders and entrepreneurs will receive orientation and a solid foundation for decision-making with regards to implementing and designing employee participation programs. 

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