London Irish forwards coach Glenn Delaney admits that the Exiles are looking to model themselves on the consistency of top sides.
Highlighting the continuity in squad strength and numbers held by teams such as Leicester Tigers and Saracens as crucial to any success, Delaney stated that upheaval at Irish over the last two seasons had created some damage.
Star players including Nick Kennedy, Steffon and Delon Armitage, Alex Corbisiero and Jonathan Joseph have all left the club in recent times.
"The key thing, if you look at the league, is the likes of Leicester and Saracens have a very consistent management staff, playing staff and academy development coming through," said Delaney to getReading.
"That's the model of how to run a club.
"We at London Irish are investing heavily in our academy at the moment and making sure we've got good resources in there so that we can bring the next generation of players through, like Marland Yarde.
"That's the key for us.
"If we are going to improve the club the important things are the structures and the consistency of personnel both on and off the field.
"With the cycle of recruitment this summer, it means that players are contracted here for a longer period of time.
"In the last couple of years a lot of the contracts have come to an end, or people have retired, so we think we have stemmed that. We don't want to be a club who is going to lose 10 players every season just because of contracts.
"So we've planned better for that over the next few years - that was the key thing, getting some stability. We've lost quite a few experienced players over the last couple of years, which happened before we arrived back here, so getting that structure right is really important, as is the off-field team.
"We've been together a year now so we know each other better. I think every year it improves."