Just like a big company, the government has different parts that work somewhat independently. Inside these parts, many people work together to get things done. Imagine these government parts like the gears in a machine. If the gears don’t work well, the machine won’t work properly. So, as the government starts to reorganize itself, it needs to pay close attention to what’s happening in these parts and how it will affect how well things get done in the long run. 

That’s why the government needs experts like project managers and business consultants. They help plan and carry out the changes. Any organization going through big changes benefits from careful planning and thinking ahead. Here are some ways consultants and project managers can help the government reorganize its departments and similar plans: 

Consultants Ask The Right Questions 

A business consultant doesn’t know everything, but they do know what they don’t know, so they know what questions to ask: 

  1. Why is reorganization needed? 
  2. Where is there too much power? 
  3. Where is the department facing problems? 

They also look at how reorganization will affect other departments: 

  1. Who will be most affected by the changes? 
  2. Will it be worth the investment? 
  3. Will there be fewer people, equipment, or profit? 
  4. How can we minimize these reductions? 
  5. When will the changes start? 
  6. Will there be a good mix of different cultures in the new departments? 
  7. Will employees need training to work in the new departments, and who will do the training? 

By getting answers to these key questions, a consultant can make sure everyone affected is considered and any resistance is reduced. 

Ensure a smooth restructuring process 

Experienced consultants and project managers can build the strategy that guarantees success. They assess the situation, review the existing structure, analyze hindrances, and compare performances throughout the organization. Consultants also develop a strategy to enhance productivity by clustering certain services. They draft a mission, goals, time frame, and even bring new organizational flow charts and clarified job descriptions to the table. 

Additionally, they plan for filling any new positions that are created during the government reorganization, including ways to do lateral reassignments, new hires, training, and so on. 

Although reorganization can be disruptive and is often a challenge for even smaller businesses and groups, government restructuring can be made virtually seamless with the right consultation team on the job. Business management consultants can work through the reorganization implementation plans to uncover any weak points and fortify the strategy. They can even write the job descriptions to ensure you get the best new hires available for the roles. 

About the Author

As a Master Degree in Science in Project Management from the University of Québec , Richard is a dynamic bilingual professional with more than 25 years of progressively senior leadership experience in various industry sectors such as retail, construction, non-profit organizations, research and development, information technology and government. Richard holds various designation such as Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified International Project Manager (CIPM), Certified Master Project Manager (MPM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Richard is also known as a reputable and knowledgeable instructor in project management in both English and in French in class and virtual.