How to Successfully Support an Employee
Mindset Change when Implementing an
Organisational Restructuring Plan
October 2013
The contemporary economy demands constant
change and innovation.
© WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 2
Accomplishing successful change initiatives
and innovation execution, more often that
not, requires organisational restruc...
This restructuring can range from a simple
departmental reorganisation to a complex
company restructure.
© WiserChangeTM –...
No matter the level of complexity involved in
reorganisation, there must be a plan in place to
handle the people issues th...
Employees find change difficult and
uncomfortable. This is especially true for
someone who’s worked hard to gain position
...
So, how does an organisation successfully
implement reorganisation or restructure?
© WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confide...
Success hinges on quality planning, clear and
frequent communications, and effective
strategies to embed new mindsets and
...
The following slide shares four steps for
supporting a mindset change, or acceptance of
change, around a reorganisation.
©...
Four Steps to Support a Mindset Change
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• Include Line Leaders in Organisatio...
Include Line Leaders in
Organisational Design
© WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 11
Ask line leaders to break down...
Arm Leaders with
Skills to Communicate Changes
© WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 12
Report directly to line leade...
Prepare for Questions
© WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 13
Ensure redundancy, redeployment and
recruitment polici...
Create an Environment of Transparency
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Minimise employee resentment by guaran...
As you can see, a successful change strategy
includes a thorough communication plan, clear
and consistent messages, and sy...
The results?
Less employee pain, effectively embedded
change and successful reorganisation.
© WiserChangeTM – Commercial i...
A very important item to remember:
Desired results can not occur without empowering
your leaders and equipping them to com...
Our change management team can help ensure
your leaders are properly equipped to succeed.
Learn more at:
www.wiserchange.c...
Questions? Contact WiserChange™
© WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 19
If you have questions about developing your
...
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  1. 1. How to Successfully Support an Employee Mindset Change when Implementing an Organisational Restructuring Plan October 2013
  2. 2. The contemporary economy demands constant change and innovation. © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 2
  3. 3. Accomplishing successful change initiatives and innovation execution, more often that not, requires organisational restructuring. © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 3
  4. 4. This restructuring can range from a simple departmental reorganisation to a complex company restructure. © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 4
  5. 5. No matter the level of complexity involved in reorganisation, there must be a plan in place to handle the people issues that are intertwined with change. © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 5
  6. 6. Employees find change difficult and uncomfortable. This is especially true for someone who’s worked hard to gain position and power under the former structure of the organisation. © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 6
  7. 7. So, how does an organisation successfully implement reorganisation or restructure? © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 7
  8. 8. Success hinges on quality planning, clear and frequent communications, and effective strategies to embed new mindsets and behaviours. © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 8
  9. 9. The following slide shares four steps for supporting a mindset change, or acceptance of change, around a reorganisation. © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 9
  10. 10. Four Steps to Support a Mindset Change © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 10 • Include Line Leaders in Organisational Design • Arm Leaders with Skills to Communicate Changes • Prepare for Questions • Create an Environment of Transparency
  11. 11. Include Line Leaders in Organisational Design © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 11 Ask line leaders to break down key functions and roles, calculate budgetary implications, create a new organisational chart, etc. to encourage inclusion in change.
  12. 12. Arm Leaders with Skills to Communicate Changes © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 12 Report directly to line leaders to ensure they have the knowledge and know-how to communicate changes to team members.
  13. 13. Prepare for Questions © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 13 Ensure redundancy, redeployment and recruitment policies are agreed to prior to embarking on employee conversations.
  14. 14. Create an Environment of Transparency © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 14 Minimise employee resentment by guaranteeing transparency within the process of managing selection and appointment of new organisational roles.
  15. 15. As you can see, a successful change strategy includes a thorough communication plan, clear and consistent messages, and systems that support the changes. © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 15
  16. 16. The results? Less employee pain, effectively embedded change and successful reorganisation. © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 16
  17. 17. A very important item to remember: Desired results can not occur without empowering your leaders and equipping them to communicate and handle uncomfortable conversations. © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 17
  18. 18. Our change management team can help ensure your leaders are properly equipped to succeed. Learn more at: www.wiserchange.com/products-services/education-programs/ © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 18
  19. 19. Questions? Contact WiserChange™ © WiserChangeTM – Commercial in Confidence 19 If you have questions about developing your leadership voice or change management, please contact the WiserChange™ team. info@wiserchange.com P: +61 2 99551212 www.wiserchange.com Facebook.com/WiserChangeConsulting Linkedin.com/company/wiserchange @Wiserchange Like us on Connect on Follow on

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