5 Mistakes to Avoid During a Restructure

Let's Grow Leaders

“We’ve got some exciting changes next year which will include an important restructure to streamline efficiencies and operations. Restructuring in Waves. I once received the entire restructuring plan, including all impacted names, intended for another “Karin.”

When to Restructure | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

This is so much the case that some CEOs will avoid restructuring initiatives at all costs. There are even some business theorists that warn against undertaking complex restructurings because of the great risks involved. link] dovgordon It may just be me, but I think some people rush to things like restructuring because it's a nice distraction from real work.

Overcoming the Abysmal Reorganizing and Restructuring Failure Rates

The Practical Leader

” BCG’s study identified six critical factors that cause reorganization and restructuring efforts to succeed or fail: Synchronize Design with Strategy. management leadership organizational change Organizational Restructuring The Boston Consulting Group values-based culture W.

How to Reorganize in a Way That Won't Create Cynicism, Anxiety, and Complete Chaos

Great Leadership By Dan

leading change organizational design reorganizations restructuring Reorganizations can be disruptive and fraught with challenges and risks. They should never be taken lightly, and should always have a shelf life of at least a few years. Read my recent post at About.com Management and Leadership to find out how to have a better chance of achieving your reorganization objectives and minimizing disruption, anxiety, and cynicism.

Aligning Team Goals with Organizational Objectives « Survive Your.

Survive Your Promotion

You may have heard it batted around in meetings and if you have been through a restructuring recently, it was probably cited as one of the reasons behind the re-org. Survive Your Promotion!

The Quest of Better Outcomes: Hierarchy Versus Process

QAspire

a lot of companies focus on restructuring their organization structure (hierarchy). Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer The Quest of Better Outcomes: Hierarchy And Process In quest of better outcomes (efficiency, results, productivity, improvements etc.),

In Their Time: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Singleton Nitin Nohria Paths to Power Restructuring Stewart H. In Their Time: The Greatest Business Leaders Of The Twentieth Century Anthony J. Mayo and Nitin Nohria Harvard Business Press (2005) How great business leaders “seized the zeitgeist of their times&# I recently re-read Paths to Power, co-authored by Anthony Mayo and Nitin Nohria with Laura G. Singleton, as well as this book in which [.].

6 Reasons Many Leadership Competency Models Fail

The Practical Leader

Dozens of studies have shown that 50 – 70% of organization improvement initiatives like customer service, leadership development, performance management systems, restructuring, quality improvement, etc.,

Study Shows Power of Leadership Behaviors Supported by Management Systems and Processes

The Practical Leader

Way too often executives will use organizational restructuring (often including mergers and acquisitions), implementing new systems — especially technology, tightening policies and procedures, or introduce programs like Lean/Six Sigma, safety, or cost cutting to drive organizational change.

“Shift Happens” Video Ignites Discussion on How We Need to Change or We’ll be Changed

The Practical Leader

Organizational Restructuring/Building. Last week I ran a highly customized Peak Performance Leadership workshop and facilitated a strategy session in beautiful Colorado Springs.

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Three Must Do’s for Leaders Leading Through Change

Next Level Blog

As reported in the New York Times this week, the World Bank is in the midst of a two year restructuring effort. The basic goal of the change is to shift from the Bank’s decades-long regional structure to one that is organized around areas of functional expertise.

7 Ways to Make Team Meetings Work Today

Leadership Freak

When everyone groans before team meetings, it’s time to: Restructure the way… Continue reading → Teams Leadership Development organizational successTeam meetings that don’t work drain vitality. We’ve all been there. The leader is in love with their own voice, for example.

3 Things Great Leaders Know About Managing Change

Lead Change Blog

I’m working with a client right now who is leading his organization through a massive restructuring. Posted in Change Management Leadership Coaching. He engaged me to help with the inevitable human reactions to monumental change. My favorite line I heard from him on enabling his employees to accomplish the transition successfully is: “I can’t just hand them a business card [.]. Change Management Leadership Coaching Change Character-based Leadership

Mindful Mondays: When is “Good Enough” Good Enough?

Next Level Blog

Corporate restructurings and 24/7 access through smart phones are two of the big ones.

Managing Change Effectively

Lead Change Blog

The new business strategy necessitated an organisational restructuring, which they handled internally, with the support of some expertise from their Board of Trustees. I was recently asked back, a year on from the completion of the restructuring process, to revisit the business strategy and help the staff team develop and refresh it. It is always fascinating to engage with a cultural change process, and a recent encounter was no exception.

Wired for Authenticity

Lead Change Blog

Trends including the rapid pace of change, constant restructuring, and a 24/7 always-on work environment are creating overwhelmed employees and eroding trust in workplaces. Leadership today is more challenging than ever.

Four Ways to Overhaul Your Company Website

Strategy Driven

Restructuring. When you overhaul your website, be sure to restructure it in such a way as to smooth all click-throughs and open up pathways for your traffic to pass easily through. If your company’s been around for a while, it’s likely that your website has been, too.

Finding The Energy To Do More With Less

Lead Change Blog

Within a few hours we had an idea to restructure our team in such a way that it would decrease the number of times that each person had to change their focus, which would increase their efficiency and effectiveness, and decrease burnout.

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Quoted at Forbes: 10 ways CEOs can avoid alienating their management teams

ReImagine Work

Keeping management in the loop, whether you’re involved in an acquisition, a restructure or a crisis of sorts, is the key to getting through any challenge. Forbes, June 8, 2016: Gone are the days of the “untouchable” CEO.

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Leadership Matters

N2Growth Blog

with equal rotation of study in the final year of GMI’s Business Administration School, really launched my career at GM and led to my quick progression through the organisation culminating in my leading the team that restructured General Motors in Australia in 1986.

Empowering your Workforce in Increments

Lead Change Blog

I currently mentor a close colleague, who has recently experienced probably the worst example of organisational restructuring and change management that I have witnessed in over forty years! While he successfully competed and secured a senior management position in the new structure, that badly-handled process has caused significant damage to his belief in the organisation, its vision, mission and values! Likewise, the same is true for many of his colleagues, most of whom I know.

Leading Views: The Haircut Problem

Leading Blog

Esther Dyson reflects on one of those ways: restructuring institutional norms. In Rippling , by Beverly Schwartz explores five strategic ways that social entrepreneurs change social systems.

5 Reasons Teams Lose Confidence

Let's Grow Leaders

He needed more time, more resources, better systems, and the uncertainty of the restructure was distracting to everyone, including him. Great leaders help teams visualize a winning future.

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The Biggest Barrier to Your Team’s Development? You.

Lead Change Blog

We were both managers of large sales teams, worked for the same overly demanding boss, and had to manage in a period of never-ending restructuring and downsizing. Years ago I had a peer (I’ll call her Nancy) who complained constantly about her team.

Do Your Motivations Undermine Your Ability to Lead?

Lead Change Blog

He said, “Don’t you think we’re going to have another restructuring, if you read between the lines?” An employee walked into my office and asked me to read an email from our CEO he had printed out. He asked me what it meant. I had not seen it yet so I read through it. I looked at him.

Human capital. How inspir…zzzzzzz

ReImagine Work

Often happens as a result of organization restructuring. If you are in business, you might hear the term “human capital” and not give it a second thought. A financial term. I understand the need for it and yet it puts us in a potentially harmful mindset.

The #1 Killer of Change

Lead Change Blog

He works for a large national, not for profit organization in the UK, and it is mired in yet another major restructuring process, driven, as ever, by dwindling funding. I recently had a great catch up with my younger brother and youngest sister over a meal in their favorite local restaurant.

Preview Thursday: Up is Not the Only Way by Beverly Kaye, Lindy Williams, and Lynn Cowart

Lead Change Blog

As downsizing, restructuring and delayering took hold in the late 1980’s, old ladders became largely inaccessible.

The Value of Vision Series – Kate Emery

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

We completely restructured – increased transparencies and participative governance, decreased potential egregious discrepancies in pay, and restructured distribution of profits with one-third to employees, one-third to the community, and one-third to shareholders.

Preview Thursday: The 9 Dimensions of Conscious Success

Lead Change Blog

David has helped guide large-scale change initiatives and business strategy driven by ERP, mergers, restructuring, and the need for cultural change. We are pleased to present this excerpt from The 9 Dimensions of Conscious Success by David Nielson. Impact Must Equal Intent. Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known. Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters. My time growing up was fairly typical.

Are you a Leader or a Lemming?

Great Leadership By Dan

Signs of a Lemming Leader: Use of jargon: Do you use the terms restructuring, high reliability, six sigma, just culture, strategic sourcing, population health, or employee engagement in your organization?

Why Great Brands Lose Their Way

In the CEO Afterlife

I am not suggesting restructuring the entire brand management system. Never in the history of marketing has there been so much talk about branding. The conversation in the world of branding is well beyond product and service brand discussion by marketers and ad agencies.

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The Lighthouse Of Legacy

Lead Change Blog

” And by major accomplishments I don’t just mean you restructured your company. Each and every one of you is currently in a pivotal moment. You just might not know it. Is your business languishing in the face of an unprecedented level of challenge from a particularly fierce competitor?

Summer’s Trump Cards

Mills Scofield

Strategy Trumps Structure : In most crises, the first thing the organization does is restructure; ok, problem solved. How can you restructure without knowing where you’re going and how best to achieve it? We use the term "trump" a lot (hum.gambling influence on our culture?).

Are You Suffering From Decision-Making Fatigue?

Lead Change Blog

How will you restructure your leadership activities to leverage the power of decision-making fatigue? I recently heard a story that shocked me. Three judges sat on a parole board, where they got to decide which prisoners would be granted parole. On this one specific day, three different prisoners came in to have their cases reviewed. All three had served two-thirds of their sentence, but only one was released.

Want to Cut Complexity? Kill Your Darlings.

In the CEO Afterlife

A long time ago, this ethic saved a near-bankrupt company that I had a part in restructuring. There are plenty of generic strategic choices to drive a business forward. Risk-averse CEOs find comfort in the ‘ doing more of the same’ strategic mode.

What More Can I Say?

Eric Jacobson

Dianna Booher ''s new book, What More Can I Say? presents nine core principles of persuasive communication in an easy-to-read and easy-to-digest format that makes for a compelling read for anyone wanting to succeed in changing behavior or changing minds.

A Non-Profit Board’s AHA Moment

Lead Change Blog

Restructuring our organizational foundation has been a journey of sweat and examination. This post is part of our 2017 Team Buzz Builder Guest Blogger Series. Today we are pleased to share a post from Lisa Kosak of Green Thumb Leadership.

Passive Employees Are Your Key To Success

Lead Change Blog

I worked for a large entertainment company and went through an internal restructuring designed to foster more front line customer service. I was absolutely shocked when the CEO of a small organization told me why she couldn’t be more effective.

Why front line customer service training fails to deliver

Rapid BI

You have restructured to be as cost efficient as possible. Cost effective customer service training Customer service training provision is often preceded by a lot of change in organizations. It’s a common situation. You have introduced a new IT system to streamline your operations. You have implemented LEAN or other process based efficiency analysis strategies. […]. The post Why front line customer service training fails to deliver appeared first on.

Three things required for resilience

Aspire-CS

Ask yourself (even in the midst of a corporate restructuring, a job loss, or a dysfunctional organization), “What’s the worst that could happen?” Resilience allows you to weather the bumps of life. Leaders need to be resilient to help others become and stay resilient.

7 Career Frustrations Every Go-Getter Feels

Let's Grow Leaders

I got screwed in the restructure. Odds are that some executive in your life is making it all look easy. The quick rise to the top. In perfect shape, with the the perfect family all dressed cleanly in the company colors at the company picnic.

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Capabilities Driven Mergers & Acquisitions – Capabilities Roadmapping, part 3 of 5

Strategy Driven

His work primarily focuses on assisting clients with growth strategy, new business development, and industry restructuring. In addition, he deals with value chain and industry restructuring driven by technology changes, and how companies respond to these disruptions and opportunities. What role do capabilities play in successful mergers? Too big to fail has proven to be a flawed notion.