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.

Important Considerations For An Organizational Restructuring

Michael VanBruaene

A organization restructuring will create substantial impacts that can extend throughout the organization and also with external relationships. When you consider a restructuring apply these factors: Establish and document the reorganization’s objectives. If it’s the incumbent that should be changed then you are not doing a restructuring. Establish with rigorous analysis the actual results of the restructuring.

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.

The Quest of Better Outcomes: Hierarchy Versus Process


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.),

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!

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.,

Goldman Sachs Decides Restructuring Work Is Possible, After All

Harvard Business Review

After years of hearing that it was impossible to restructure jobs to make them more doable, guess what? According to The Wall Street Journal , when Goldman Sachs discovered it couldn’t attract and retain the most promising recruits with pay and perks alone, it woke up to the idea that you can actually restructure the way work is done. Now they tell us.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

Are We Waking Up Wrong?


An excerpt: So, over the last year, Morton has restructured the first hour of his morning. Fast Company has the story. He still uses his phone as an alarm. But he puts it on airplane mode when he goes to bed.

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.

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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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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10 Ways Winning Organizational Teams are Like Winning Athletic Teams

Ron Edmondson

The team restructures when needed to meet the current competition. I live in basketball country. This area specializes in horses, bourbon and basketball. But, during a few months of the year, basketball seems to trump everything.

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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.

Natural Laws of Organizational Transformation


Organizational transformation initiatives come in many forms – restructuring, cultural transformation, service transitions, rapid innovation, process overhauls, turnarounds and acquisitions to name a few.

The Four Seasons of Leadership

Ron Edmondson

They restructure. There are four seasons of leadership. Misunderstanding this can lead to frustration. Four seasons: Some plant – Some leaders sow seeds. They are used to start something new. As a church planter of two churches, we planted a lot of seeds.

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.

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.

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 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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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.

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.

Top Ten Articles And Tools For Advancing And Improving Your Organization

Michael VanBruaene

Important Considerations For An Organizational Restructuring. Below are the ten articles and tools on my website that have been viewed the most in the past 12 months. Take a look. They may be useful for your work. Useful Performance Measures & Metrics – How To Measure Efficiency & Effectiveness. [link]. Getting A Good Start As A New Manager – Your First 90 Days. link]. Guidelines For Managing Employees In A Matrix Organization Structure. link].

What To Do When You Are New

Eric Jacobson

In fact, if you are a typical American worker, you will be a newcomer to at least 11 different organizations by the time you are forty-eight years old, often as a result of workplace restructurings, mergers and downsizings.

Three things required for resilience


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.

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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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.

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.

I’m sorry, Campus what?

Chartered Management Institute

Chartered –Management- Institute (*shudder* - sounds terribly fancy I know) is not only accessible for students, but has been completely restructured to help aspiring managers realise their potential. I started work with CMI a couple of weeks ago, as an intern with the Policy and Press Department, and thought it time to divulge a little secret.

When Transparency Goes Too Far

Let's Grow Leaders

My phone rang, “Karin I’ve just been told there’s going to be a restructure and significant downsizing. My team may or not be impacted. I have NO additional information, just that it will be months before all the dust settles.”

How startups can use reverse mergers to go public

Strategy Driven

Because IPOs involve the complete restructuring of the company’s ownership, there are many details that need to be ironed out. There are a number of compelling reasons that a new startup might seek to take itself public.

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Capabilities Driven Mergers & Acquisitions – Integrating Capabilities, part 4 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.

Capabilities Driven Mergers & Acquisitions – The Path to Coherence, part 2 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.