Reorganizing structures from regional to global (or vice versa), throws up multiple challenges. These are multilayered and can include culture, process, and skill set challenges. And of course, you need to engage and motivate teams to embrace change. So when our team was tasked to redesign an organization, we proposed a novel approach to the client. One they had never tried before.
Our client, a global specialty ingredients company, had to restructure. They needed to transition from a regional group organization to a Global Center of Excellence model. This would provide their team with a better platform to build on their success in the future. However, the restructure had several challenges:
Our consultants conducted one-on-one stakeholder interviews with the leadership team to uncover:
This top-down plus bottom-up approach was a first for the organization. It enabled the development of an aligned structure and better management of planning and implementation.
Working back from the Go-live date, our team mapped out the organizational design journey, including:
We delivered a budget-neutral redesign of the organization in 5 months. Additionally, the organization enjoyed 100% retention and strong support from every layer of the team and:
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