Implement a New IT Organizational Structure

Prioritize quick wins and critical services during IT org changes.

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Implementing a new organizational design is a highly disruptive process for IT staff and business partners. Without following a structured approach, IT leaders may experience:

  • High staff turnover
  • Decreased satisfaction
  • Productivity loss
  • Increased IT costs

Follow Info-Tech’s structured approach to implementing organizational design in order to see:

  • Improved stakeholder satisfaction with IT by mitigating service interruptions through a detailed change strategy.
  • Minimal voluntary turnover throughout the change.
  • Execution of the implementation on time and on budget.

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Module 1: Build Your Change Project Plan

The Purpose

  • Create a holistic change project plan to mitigate the risks of organizational change.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Building a change project plan that encompasses both the operational changes and minimizes stakeholder and employee resistance to change.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Review the new organizational structure.
1.2 Determine the scope of your organizational changes.
  • Project management planning and monitoring tool
1.3 Review your MLI results.
  • McLean Leadership Index dashboard
1.4 Brainstorm a list of projects to enable the change.

Module 2: Finalize Change Project Plan

The Purpose

  • Finalize the change project plan started on day 1.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Finalize the tasks that need to be completed as part of the change project.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Brainstorm the tasks that are contained within the change projects.
2.2 Determine the resource allocations for the projects.
2.3 Understand the dependencies of the projects.
2.4 Create a progress monitoring schedule.
  • Completed project management planning and monitoring tool

Module 3: Enlist Your Implementation Team

The Purpose

  • Enlist key members of your team to drive the implementation of your new organizational design.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Mitigate the risks of staff resistance to the change and low engagement that can result from major organizational change projects.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Determine the members that are best suited for the team.
3.2 Build a RACI to define their roles.
3.3 Create a change vision.
3.4 Create your change communication strategy.
  • Communication strategy

Module 4: Train Your Managers to Lead Through Change

The Purpose

  • Train your managers who are more technically focused to handle the people side of the change.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Leverage your managers to translate how the organizational change will directly impact individuals on their teams.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Conduct the manager training workshop with managers.
  • Conflict style self-assessments
4.2 Review the stakeholder engagement plans.
  • Stakeholder engagement plans
4.3 Review individual transition plan template with managers.
  • Individual transition plan template

Module 5: Build Your Transition Plans

The Purpose

  • Complete transition plans for individual members of your staff.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Create individual plans for your staff members to ease the transition into their new roles.

Activities: Outputs:
5.1 Bring managers back in to complete transition plans.
  • Individual transition plan template
5.2 Revisit the new organizational design as a source of information.
5.3 Complete aspects of the templates that do not require staff feedback.
5.4 Discuss strategies for transitioning.
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