At On3, we provide solutions in three adjacent elements of organisation design, talent management and empowering resilient individuals.  Using our unique Future Back approach, we offer our clients a blend of expert advice, proven methods and technology-enabled tools. Rather than building dependency, we are committed to a skills transfer model - where we make our clients good at the things we do; making our solutions sustainable in the long-term. 

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Future Back

Organisation Design

From strategy to operational reality

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Future Back


A demand-led approach to talent management

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Building resilience and agility


As a technology, Future Back supports decision makers by providing sophisticated data analytics and insightful reporting on organisational talent. It measures the gap between the talent you need for tomorrow and the talent you have today, enabling you to choose the right talent strategy to accelerate business performance. 

Future Back Talent 

Disruptive times call for transformational talent strategies. Traditional approaches to talent management were developed in the last century and designed for a more stable and predictable world than we live in now. 
Future Back Talent is a unique, technology-enabled approach to strategic talent planning. Unlike any other talent management solution, it gives you the tools to translate business goals and priorities into future talent requirements.


The approach is organised around the 4 key questions that underpin good talent strategy

To learn more about how the Future Back approach can transform talent management in your organisation, please contact us and we will be happy to talk you through the method and demonstrate the technology that supports it.

The methodologies and support offered by On3 revolutionised the way we were thinking about talent – successfully bringing together our core business strategy with our talent decisions.  The tone and quality of our executive discussions shifted immeasurably thanks to On3.  Their clear thinking and ability to challenge has helped us with a number of people/organisation related challenges and they have become a trusted go-to partner.

Mark Dickinson-Keen
Former Chief People Officer

TalkTalk Group

Future Back Organisation Design

Organisation Design can be a complex and messy business. Our Future Back Organisation Design approach guides leaders through a comprehensive series of steps to shape the right operating model and future-proof organisation structures. The diagram below highlights these steps and the order in which they should be actioned.

If Covid-19 has forced you to rethink the design of your business and you'd like some free, practical guidance on 
Organisation Design then please take a look at our 3 video tutorials.



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The strength of the Future Back approach is in its simplicity. It helps translate complex organisational questions into logical and actionable steps. It is straightforward to use – the tools behind each step include ‘lite’ and ‘full fat’ versions which mean then can be deployed fast to suit organisational challenges large and small. 

Tom Owen

Director People

Cathay Pacific Airways

A straightforward and refreshingly common-sense approach to redesigning your organization that delivers lasting results.

Building Empowered, Resilient Individuals 

Leaders consistently tell us that they want their businesses to be more agile. This means many things, but it always includes an aspiration for more fluid movement of talent between projects, job roles and assignments – the ability to respond fast to disruption and changing priorities. 

Over the last ten years, we have worked in partnership with our clients to create solutions that inspire and empower individuals and improve organisational agility in three ways:  

Empowering individuals to create their own career path with confidence.
Practical guidance and life-long tools for individuals to shape their career goals and development priorities; supporting them to fulfil their potential and optimise their contribution to delivering your strategy

Purposeful Conversations
Support for managers to enhance career conversations.

Tools and practical support for line managers to help them have more impactful career conversations and become effective talent mentors. Creating a culture of engagement and shared accountability for internal career progression.

Transition Support
Tools for individuals moving between assignments..

Practical tools for individuals to enable them to move seamlessly and successfully between assignments. Dual focus on preparing for new challenges and accelerating the time it takes to become effective, whilst maintaining personal well-being.  

These programmes can be delivered in different formats, depending on your requirements:

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Blended Learning

  • On-line, interactive exercises for participants to complete pre-work and assignments between modules.

  • Face-to-face workshops focused on deepening personal insights. 

  • Training and certification for clients' own internal facilitators is provided as part of this approach.

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Online Learning

  • Fully technology-enabled

  • Supports global delivery at scale.

  • Integrated with leading LMS solutions (SCORM)

To learn more about our solutions for building empowered & resilient individuals, please contact us and we will be happy to demonstrate the courses and the technology that supports them.

Our leaders still talk about the programme now, 2 years on, and importantly in challenging times. That’s got to be a sign of a great programme that embedded behaviour, understanding and cohesion, and ultimately performance.  I have both delivered and been a delegate on more leadership programmes than I can count and the programme that On3 designed and delivered for us was exceptional and the best I have personally experienced.

Kate Daines

People Director

Pizza Express