Results Are Important, But Don’t Overlook Employee Experience & Feedback
Restructuring organizations is an inevitable part of running a business, but even though it often has a negative connotation, that doesn’t mean it has to be an overly painful process. The key to going through a successful IT reorganization, specifically, is to not just focus on the goals you hope to achieve in terms of cost savings or increases in efficiency, but also to keep in mind that you are dealing with human beings, which requires a bit more finesse and sensitivity than most other organizational processes.
Make Sure You’re Changing For The Right Reasons
The first and most important way to ensure a successful reorganization is to make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons. Diane Berry, research vice president at Gartner, says that although it doesn’t happen as often as it used to, there are still situations where companies will “reorganize just to mix things up every couple of years” or because they think it’s a way to “re-energize the organization.” However, it’s important to remember that reorganizations, no matter how large or small, will impact lives, so it’s much better to have a focused reason and rationale.