A large Swiss insurance company pursued the strategic goal of substantially increasing the degree of digitisation in claims processing and at the same time making its customer service more consistent. On the one hand, the focus was on the introduction of a new, highly digitised and automated way of working in claims management. On the other hand, the complex matrix organisation consisting of functional, regional and process-based organisational forms was to be broken up and replaced by a lean organisational form with efficient reach-through options and a “one voice to the customer” interface.
Aim of the project
hpo was commissioned to optimally align the process and organisational structure of the insurance company with regard to the requirements of the automation or digitalisation initiatives. The goal was to strengthen the customer orientation by improving the cooperation between the processes, the elaboration and introduction of a new way of working while ensuring the unité de doctrine as well as the establishment of a process-oriented culture.
After analysing the initial situation, a cross-process target business process model was created. Particular attention was paid to the design of the business process responsible for customer acquisition, customer onboarding and customer support. At the same time, process control at headquarters was consolidated in order to draw up process-related specifications for process execution at the decentralised sites and thus ensure a unité de doctrine. This created the basis for establishing direct process management.
The overall organisational structure was systematically derived on the basis of the target business process model. By organisationally bundling the activities at the customer interface on the one hand and all activities of claims management on the other hand, the matrix organisation was eliminated. In order to stabilise the new regular operations and to ensure a smooth handover of project responsibility to the line, hpo accompanied the transformation planning and implementation.
This also included change management, which ensured that the results achieved were anchored in the company by providing comprehensive support to employees during the change process.