Future of Work

Welcome to Orgtomic

Why we decided to create Orgtomic and the future of work
Ian Turnpenny
4 min read

Welcome to Orgtomic

The last 18 months has seen a profound change in how we think about the office and our relationship with work. Norms that a few short years ago seemed so permanent - flying to another country for a meeting, commuting for an hour plus every day, socializing only in work groups - now make us pause and reflect. As this pandemic stretches further into the future, these notions will become distant as new muscle memory forms around the ideas of remote work, async workflows and commuting to the spare room, not the city. There will be little going back. 

Such profound changes in how and why we work will have generational impact and implications. There is no way we will get it all right from the outset and as work practices evolve, second order effects will appear and surprise us - and not all of them to the positive.   

Predicting those changes is a tall order but what is clear is that technology will be at the centre of everything. Tech has moved from a supporting role within an organization to a central role - there is no disputing this. 

Companies will not be built around an inertia of middle management (good) nor will they likely be structured under the legal fictions of limited liability (interesting), often employees will work remotely for several different organisations, optimizing their earning potential and impact (good too, generally), a whole new wave of incredible talent from emergent markets will join the global earning elite as the war for talent and capital intensifies and technology will be at the heart of all these changes.

Tech is eating the world

Tech has moved from a supporting role within an organization to a central role - there is no disputing this.


Orgtomic is our attempt to understand how these changes will be tracked, visualized and shared transparently across future organisations. 

We’ve started from humble origins and looked at the classic Organisational Chart and made it fit for the future of work. 

We want Orgtomic to be easy to use, easy to visualize what is actually happening within your org structure, easy to share across the entire organisation and easy to track rates of change against internal and external cadences. Our Org Map enables you to see team and departmental clusters and their geographic dispersion as office structures blur with remote hires.  

We hope Orgtomic will enable everyone to understand their Organisation and plan accordingly. This is not a closed HRIS or complex people analytics reporting tool but a simple, visual map of your Org as it stands today (and tomorrow). 

Time Series

Shortly we will be releasing a time series function which will provide a new level of depth to the understanding of an organisation structure - you will be able to visualize, in atomic detail, how departments and functions have changed over time. How growth in sales has tracked growth in revenue. How the engineering team has dispersed over time as you hire more remote teams. How remote hires have increased gender and ethnic diversity across your business and impacted attrition.  

Just the beginning

These are our first steps and we look forward to working with progressive and open companies that will be part of the future of work. 

Our mission is simple - to provide easy to use tools that enable organisations to understand and act on growth and change. This can not just be siloed to HR but must be transparent and visible to everyone within an org - from CEO and investors, to leadership teams and all employees. 

Transparency and understanding can help drive change from the bottom up, not just the top down and create more optimized and equitable businesses - to the benefit of everyone. We look forward to these exciting times and hope you enjoy Orgtomic.

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