When it comes to reorganizing your team in the long-term, the key is to build a strategy that is focused on sustainability. This means taking the time to assess the current situation and its underlying causes, as well as considering the future needs of the organization.
An essential strategy is to make sure the business has a profitable business model. A model that has support from customers and employees. Without consistent profits, cash flow and support from customers/employees no business can sustain operations long term.
Your strategy should involve a comprehensive (business) plan that identifies the goals of the reorganization, and outlines the steps necessary to achieve them. This will take time and require input from all stakeholders, as well as involvement from everyone in the organization. Once the plan is in place, it's important to ensure that the necessary resources are allocated to make the reorganization a success.
The extra effort and time to write a formal business plan will be worth it because it will be more complete than “shooting from the hip” PLUS you can use it to seek financing or investment to fund the reorganization.
Finally, it's essential to provide ongoing guidance and support to ensure that the reorganization process is carried out effectively and efficiently. This will help ensure that the new structure is well-integrated and that the team is able to work together in a productive and collaborative manner.
Assess the current situation and its underlying causes
Identify the future needs of the organization
Rework the goals of the reorganization
Outline the steps necessary to achieve the new goals
Involve all stakeholders in the reorganization process
Allocate the necessary resources (human resources, equipment, money etc.) to make the reorganization achievable
Write a formal business plan
Provide ongoing guidance and support to ensure the reorganization process is carried out effectively and efficiently
Ensure the new structure is well-integrated
Ensure the team is able to work together in a productive and collaborative manner