Preparing for Organizational Redesign

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Managing and successfully implementing change takes a change-ready organization. This means that the people and structure of the organization must prepare and be capable of change. For an organization to be ready for change effective leadership must be in place at every level of the organization. It is important to know the current state of an organization when preparing for organizational redesign. The current state includes understanding variables and the relationships that the organization is comprised of, and the effect the changes will have on the organization. Part of determining the current state of a business is having an awareness of the processes and functions that make up the business, such as identifying internal and external conflicts, and trends that influence the business. An accurate assessment of the business is important to lay the groundwork for redesigning, or restructuring. To ensure the strategy remains aligned and on course, the business needs to review constantly and assess progress. It is essential to recognize situations that need addressing, and to manage the issues promptly and effectively. If not dealt with quickly, a problem may escalate to a level that can destroy workplace relationships and damage team performance. Managing conflict, power, and politics requires an understanding and knowledge of cultural differences, and the ability to explore options. Organizational design and structure would be one of the most important aspects of a successful organization in Jerusha’s opinion. Organizations who have well established designs and structures tend to be more successful than those whose designs and structures are vague. Over the last six weeks, we have learned useful information as it appl... ... middle of paper ... ...ion can define and set their goals. The goals can be to increase sales, reduce wasteful spending, or improve customer service. The organizational structure must meet market expectations and allow the organization to accomplish its objectives and goals. To successfully implement the engineering or reengineering of an organizational structure, the organization needs to communicate the changes, the reason for the changes, the projected out comes and goals to the employees. The organization has to have the mindset that change is needed and achievable to be successful. Management is responsible for ensuring the changes, delegating responsibility to employees, measuring the progress, and obtaining the organization's goals. Week six reading material on organizational structures was informative and brought ideas to help a small business design an organizational structure.
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