An organization restructuring will create substantial impacts that can extend throughout the organization and also with external relationships. It should be evaluated with great care. When you consider a restructuring apply these factors:
- Establish and document the reorganization’s objectives
- Where the organization will be in 2-5 years.
- Alignment of current positions with organization strategy.
- Should the position or the incumbent change, or both?
- Is it something else that should be improved, not the structure?
- Document tangible improvements, short and long term, resulting from any change.
- Develop criteria for evaluating alternatives. This will help to ensure that your analysis is rigorous and consistently applied.
- What is required, in addition to making the change, for a successful improvement to occur?
- Document the risks and problems that could arise from the restructuring and how you will manage them.
- Include all relevant decision makers.
For additional information and details go to: http://www.advancingyourorganization.com/?p=2950
Also see “Implementing An Organization Realignment – Useful Guidelines” on my website. http://www.advancingyourorganization.com/?p=2166
Michael VanBruaene was a KPMG Director and blogs at Michael VanBruaene Organization Performance Improvement Services – Advancing Your Organization (www.AdvancingYourOrganization.com). He can be contacted at email@example.com.