A word about changes
When I talk to CEOs, Presidents, or Managing Directors, the topic they often bring up is the need to inform their employees about the structural changes that await them. It happens, especially in such changing times as we have now, that a company has to adapt its organizational structure to the expectations of the market, customers, or owners. Usually, especially in large organizations, structural changes are prepared for quite a long time – sometimes for a few or even several months.
How can managers prepare for this?First of all, the organizational culture that prevails in the company depends on managers. It is crucial that such culture is based on honest, open and regular communication with work teams, thanks to which they are kept informed about the company’s strategy and plans, and they learn about changes that are important to them directly from the source, and not from corridor gossip.
What else should Presidents, CEOs and Managing Directors remember about?
- Preparing a strategy, scope and schedule of changes,
- Involvement of key managers in the process of designing a new approach to business and a new flow of processes – they will be the “Ambassadors of Change” in the company,
- Selecting the right people to manage key roles in the new structure,
- Communicating the details of the changes to employees as soon as possible (scope, dates, next steps – including the filling of all positions) – this is necessary to reduce rumors, uncertainty, and any decrease in employee involvement and effectiveness,
- Providing the necessary support to employees (those who stay in and leave the company),
- Considering the “runway” for the new structure, which is necessary to achieve target efficiency and to ensure the motivation of employees
I have successfully led teams through the process of structural changes in a company many times, so if you are thinking about it yourself and need the support of a practitioner who will carry it out, I will be happy to help you.
I am an effective manager with 17 years of experience in sales management, and customer service, and the practical ability to optimize processes and introduce employee changes. I prioritize sustainable business development by building and cooperating with a team of motivated and committed professionals who identify with the highest work standards.
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