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Realize the "win-win" from your org design


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Take three minutes to read about how the right org design can help you drive business strategy, create great jobs and deliver customer value.

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Realize the "win-win" from your org design

  2. 2. © 2018 PeopleFirm LLC All Rights Reserved© 2018 PeopleFirm LLC All Rights Reserved 60% of organizations have been redesigned in the past two years * organizational-redesign-right
  3. 3. © 2018 PeopleFirm LLC All Rights Reserved And while everyone begins an organization design with grand aspirations…. …more often than not, those aspirations are not realized. Why?
  4. 4. © 2018 PeopleFirm LLC All Rights Reserved Big expectations of the redesign Employees attend an all hands meeting to learn about the reorg Leaders start meeting privately A Tale Gone Wrong Rumors begin Employee confusion over lack of purpose and role clarity Leaders frustrated when unable to provide clarity for teams LOSE / LOSE Disengaged employee calls in sick to re-write resume Big expectations/ Business value not realized Leadership Experience Employee anxiety about changing role – “how will this impact me?” New org structure goes into effectEmployee Experience
  5. 5. © 2018 PeopleFirm LLC All Rights Reserved© 2018 PeopleFirm LLC All Rights Reserved Sound Familiar? If so, don’t worry. You’re not alone! Less than 25% of org redesign efforts succeed1 44% run out of steam after getting under way1 1/3 fail to meet objectives or improve performance after implementation1 Only 50% of all workers strongly indicate that they know what is expected of them at work2 1 insights/getting-organizational-redesign-right 2 Gallup, Sept 2016
  6. 6. © 2018 PeopleFirm LLC All Rights Reserved Org design is (way) more than re-arranging names in boxes First, let’s get clear…
  7. 7. © 2018 PeopleFirm LLC All Rights Reserved Secondly, don’t we really want our new Org Design to DELIVER a WIN / WIN??
  8. 8. © 2018 PeopleFirm LLC All Rights Reserved 1. Enable your strategy 2. Reinforce your desired culture 3. Align leaders and empower managers 4. Engage employees and create great jobs for your people 5. Improve productivity and drive clarity about roles, processes, and decision- making That means the design process should… Let’s look at what happens when you do this well!
  9. 9. © 2018 PeopleFirm LLC All Rights Reserved The Better Way WIN / WIN Desired outcomes, benefits, and processes are shared with employees Transition is launched and transparently led by leaders Leaders align on outcomes and the principles of the design process Employees and managers engage in a conversation about roles and aspirations Organization- wide there is an increased feeling of purpose Employees are readied for new model and roles. They feel prepared and understand their job, colleagues’ jobs, and how it all works together! Business performance increases driven by greater collaboration and agility in the organization model Employees take accountability and commit to the broader team Employees tweet I LOVE MY JOB!  Design ideas are tested; perspectives are gathered
  10. 10. © 2018 PeopleFirm LLC All Rights Reserved Tips to Ensure the Win-Win WHAT: HOW: Align your leaders Agree on business value, desired outcomes, and your design priorities – focus on strategy / not relationships Engage employees Involve your people: understand where to apply skills, consider their aspirations, and test your ideas & direction with them Design the “whole” solution Define the roles, processes, decision rights, metrics and governance that enable the “names in boxes” Plan your transition thoughtfully Invest the time and effort for people to understand their roles and how to operate in the new model Keep ‘em looped in Communicate early and often Celebrate the wins Take time to pause at key milestones and recognize achievements and progress
  11. 11. © 2018 PeopleFirm LLC All Rights Reserved 1) Org Design should create a great employee experience that reinforces your culture and values. 2) Too often, org design efforts fall short of intended results by failing to understand “the work”, clarify roles and responsibilities, and articulating business processes and practices. (Lose/Lose) 3) There is a better way! Org Design is way more than rearranging names in boxes. Leaders must be aligned and all employees must be engaged long-term to truly achieve the Win/Win. 4) For long-term success:  Align your leaders  Engage employees  Design the “whole” solution  Plan your transition thoughtfully  Keep ‘em looped in  Celebrate the wins 5) Like what you’ve read? Share it! (see that little arrow in the left corner?) Got it? Let’s review. Your people will thank you.
  12. 12. © 2018 PeopleFirm LLC All Rights Reserved your people = your success. © 2018 PeopleFirm LLC All Rights Reserved | need help putting these ideas into action? let’s talk PeopleFirm is a consulting firm dedicated to achieving that ultimate win-win: inspired people driving inspiring performance. We focus on effective tools, measurable, outcomes, real results, and getting your people out of their seats and engaged in your company’s growth. (206) 462-6462