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Important Considerations For An Organizational Restructuring

An organization restructuring will create substantial impacts that can extend throughout the organization and also with external relationships.  It should be evaluated with great care.  When you consider a restructuring apply these factors:Establish and document the reorganization’s objectivesWhere the organization will be in 2-5 years. Alignment of current positions with organization strategy. Should the position or the incumbent change, or both? Is it something else that should be improved,…See More
May 9, 2013
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How You Lead - From A Pragmatic Perspective

I want to share with you some recent leadership articles on my website. The content is practical and usable.  Leading Towards Your Vision The importance of having a vision towards which you are leading your employees and how to define vision.   What do you want your organization to look like? What is the culture? What is the work atmosphere? How do you want to be inspired?  How do you want to inspire your employees and customers?  Go to …See More
Apr 3, 2013
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Do You Know Your Objective - Thorougly?

The objective is the most important element of a successful endeavor; it drives everything.  If not well defined and understood, you will “miss the mark” - you will waste time and resources.  There can only be one objective; if there is more than one objective you have more than one project or initiative.What is the desired end-result and by when must it occur? What will the end result, i.e. objective, look like?  How do you define success?Document your objective – this could be more…See More
Mar 15, 2013
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Integrate Continuous Improvement Into Your Organization's Culture And Daily Activities

A continuous organization improvement program can be easily implemented and very beneficial using minimal organization resources.  It's important that you establish a continuous improvement program; not assume that improvement suggestions and efforts will appear without encouragement by management.  And it should be become inherent in your culture and day-to-day work activities throughout you organization.A continuous improvement program can be implemented with these basic guidelines and…See More
Feb 27, 2013
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Implementing Organization Performance Measures – Best Practices

Measuring various aspects of your organization’s performance requires the transformation of data into useful “knowledge” for decision-making. Most organization’s find it relatively easy to measure financial performance as there are commonly accepted principles and reporting practices that everyone uses.  Measuring other aspects of your organization so that the information can be used for effective decision making can be more challenging as there are no common data collection and reporting…See More
Jan 27, 2013
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Specialized New Manager On-Boarding Delivers Success For The Manager And Organization

Well planned and implemented on-boarding specialized for new managers results in fewer mistakes and disruptions to workflow and reduces the time it takes to be fully productive.For newly hired managers any formal on-boarding process usually involves a one-size-fits-all organization-wide process and then the person to whom they report will develop an orientation to the specific position and department.  However, many times the position specific on-boarding is ad-hoc and may, or may not, include…See More
Jan 9, 2013
Michael VanBruaene posted a blog post

Specialized New Manager On-Boarding Delivers Success For The Manager And Organization

Well planned and implemented on-boarding specialized for new managers results in fewer mistakes and disruptions to workflow and reduces the time it takes to be fully productive.For newly hired managers any formal on-boarding process usually involves a one-size-fits-all organization-wide process and then the person to whom they report will develop an orientation to the specific position and department.  However, many times the position specific on-boarding is ad-hoc and may, or may not, include…See More
Jan 8, 2013
Michael VanBruaene posted a blog post

Chiefs of Staff Deliver Substantial Value To Their Organizations

Chiefs of Staff deliver substantial value to organizational effectiveness, particularly in an era of flat structures. They enhance organizational operations and internal and external communications, and keep functions orderly and focused, allowing the CEO, Board and key executives to better focus on issues of strategic importance,  external and internal. If established correctly and you hire the right person, this position can be a communications and operational focal point, organizer,…See More
Jan 2, 2013
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Problems With Your New Manager? Reset Their Performance & Success With This Guidance

After a couple of months your new manager is not performing as you expected.  He/she was apparently a good fit and clearly the best applicant for the position.  However you are seeing that their actions are not aligned with what you expected and wanted.  To address this challenge:Meet with the manager soon to start the reset processYou should not wait until a formal review to address this problem.  Do it soon, there is too much at stake.  And more than likely their performance will improve. …See More
Dec 10, 2012
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Implementing An Organizational Realignment - Useful Guidelines

With any organizational realignment or restructuring the challenge and real work is in the details of implementation. There are risks, challenges and issues to identify, address and manage.Realignment can be as small as rearranging a few positions and responsibilities or a major re-positioning of large divisions, along with changes to their operating units, processes and position responsibilities.Below is a summary of guidelines to use for your particular realignment or restructuring…See More
Nov 26, 2012
Michael VanBruaene posted a blog post

SERVICES ASSESSMENT AND IMPROVEMENT TOOL

A sound understanding of your service (public or private sector) production and delivery assumptions and process, and your customers, can position you to make continuing improvements in all aspects of your service related processes.  It’s important to understand and consider the interface(s) with your customers, how your customers are using the service and/or your internal processes for producing and delivering the service.  Our tool has criteria within the following categories to help you…See More
Nov 13, 2012
Michael VanBruaene posted a blog post

Management Practices Assessment and Improvement Tool

I’ve developed a comprehensive approach for identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your management practices, along with guidance for positioning yourself to make appropriate improvements.The management principles and practices described in the tool apply to managers at all organization levels, with some being more applicable to different levels of the organization.   The Tool’s categories are:Strategic Thinking, Vision and ActionsStrategy and GoalsOrganization CultureClear Direction and…See More
Oct 10, 2012
A blog post by Michael VanBruaene was featured

Too Many Direct Reports With Your Flat Organization Structure? Considerations To Lessen The Impact

With many organizations wanting to be lean and have a flat organization reporting structure, managers may become overwhelmed by the number of employees reporting directly to them; and have difficulty effectively managing their direct reports and the operations for which they are responsible.  Before you start to change your organization structure (or give up on improving your circumstances) there are many options and factors you can consider and address to address this issue.Do you have current…See More
Oct 3, 2012
Michael VanBruaene posted a blog post

Too Many Direct Reports With Your Flat Organization Structure? Considerations To Lessen The Impact

With many organizations wanting to be lean and have a flat organization reporting structure, managers may become overwhelmed by the number of employees reporting directly to them; and have difficulty effectively managing their direct reports and the operations for which they are responsible.  Before you start to change your organization structure (or give up on improving your circumstances) there are many options and factors you can consider and address to address this issue.Do you have current…See More
Oct 3, 2012
Michael VanBruaene posted a blog post

Implementing An Organizational Realignment – Useful Guidelines

With any organizational realignment or restructuring the challenge and real work is in the gritty day-to-day details of implementation.  There are a lot issues and risks to identify, address and manage.  Realignment can be as small as rearranging a few positions and responsibilities or a major realignment of major divisions, along with changes to their operating units, processes and position responsibilities.Below are guidelines to use for your particular realignment or restructuring…See More
Feb 29, 2012
Michael VanBruaene posted a blog post

Integrate Continuous Improvement Into Your Organization’s Culture And Daily Activities

A continuous organization improvement program can be easily implemented and be very beneficial using minimal organization resources.  It's very important that you establish a continuous improvement program; not assume that improvement suggestions and efforts will appear without encouragement by management.  And it should be become inherent in your culture and day-to-day work activities throughout you organization.A continuous improvement program can be implemented with these basic guidelines…See More
Feb 14, 2012

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Michael VanBruaene's Blog

Important Considerations For An Organizational Restructuring

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 11:08am 0 Comments

An organization restructuring will create substantial impacts that can extend throughout the organization and also with external relationships.  It should be evaluated with great care.  When you consider a restructuring apply these factors:

  • Establish and document the reorganization’s objectives
  • Where the organization will be in 2-5 years. 
  • Alignment of current positions with organization strategy. 
  • Should the position or the incumbent change, or…
Continue

How You Lead - From A Pragmatic Perspective

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 8:18pm 0 Comments

I want to share with you some recent leadership articles on my website. The content is practical and usable. 

 

Leading Towards Your Vision 

The importance of having a vision towards which you are leading your employees and how to define vision.   What do you want your organization to look like? What is the culture? What is the work atmosphere? How do you want to be inspired?  How do you want to inspire your employees and customers?  Go to …

Continue

Do You Know Your Objective - Thorougly?

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 10:18am 0 Comments

The objective is the most important element of a successful endeavor; it drives everything.  If not well defined and understood, you will “miss the mark” - you will waste time and resources.  There can only be one objective; if there is more than one objective you have more than one project or initiative.

  • What is the desired end-result and by when must it occur? What will the end result, i.e. objective, look like?  How do you define success?

Document your objective…

Continue

Integrate Continuous Improvement Into Your Organization's Culture And Daily Activities

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 1:21pm 0 Comments

A continuous organization improvement program can be easily implemented and very beneficial using minimal organization resources.  It's important that you establish a continuous improvement program; not assume that improvement suggestions and efforts will appear without encouragement by management.  And it should be become inherent in your culture and day-to-day work activities throughout you organization.

A continuous improvement program can be implemented with these basic guidelines…

Continue

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