Many managers have wished for the opportunity to "blow up" their departmental organizational charts and simply start over. Join one manager who did just that, taking an Internet department in crisis from ruin to riches in one year, making sound critical decisions as well as some major mistakes along the way. This session will provide practical advice on building upper-level support for a departmental reorganization, developing departmental structures to meet organizational strategic goals and objectives, and creating flexible job descriptions that demand needed skill sets but can evolve over time. We\'ll also discuss recruiting, selecting, hiring, and mentoring key staff as well as building a collaborative team of individual star performers, using departmental policies, procedures, and processes to model organizational change. You\'ll also learn how to identify similar (and dissimilar) teams and skill sets in other departments that will complement and extend the impact of your own department and how to use this "extended" departmental structure to drive organizational growth and change management in the service of your organizational mission. Lastly, we\'ll talk about how to evolve toward your ideal departmental structure even if you cannot start from scratch.
1. You\'ll learn that building a department from scratch is not simple or easy and the mistakes and missteps you should avoid.
2. You\'ll discover how to tie your departmental structure tightly & practically to your organization\'s strategic goals and objectives.
3. Find out why successfully modelling and executing integration within your own department builds credibility and confidence within your organization.