Much like a corporation, the federal government has several departments that operate with some level of autonomy. Within these departments, there are a number of jobs that individuals and groups come together to complete. You can think of these government departments as cogs in some great machine. Without properly functioning gears, the machine will malfunction. In other words, as the federal government beings to reorganize itself, the more it should pay attention to what is happening within the departments and how efficiency and productivity will be impacted in the long run.
That is why the government requires project managers and business consultants to help guide them through the implementation and execution of reorganization. Any organization that is restructuring benefits from strategic planning and analysis, after all.
Here are some ways consultants and project managers, like those from Beva Global Management, can assist with government department reorganization and other like plans:
Consultants Ask The Right Questions
Regardless of what is being restructured, the process can quickly become redundant if certain questions aren’t being answered. For example, a consultant or project manager will look into the reasons for reorganization to find solutions for the following:
- What are the factors that make reorganization a necessity? Where is there an imbalance of power? Where is the department experiencing setbacks?
- How will the reorganization effect the productivity of the other departments?
- Who will be most affected by the restructuring?
- Is there a return of investment?
- Is there going to be a reduction in manpower, equipment, or profit? How can those reductions be minimized?
- When will the modifications come into affect?
- Will there be a proper amount of cultural diversity in the newly structured departments?
- Will training be necessary for employees to function in the new departments? Who will organize the training?
By finding the answers to these questions, a consultant will be able to reduce resistance and ensure that anyone affected will be accounted for.
Building Winning Strategies
Any kind of reorganization can be a long, grueling progress, particularly if the government is involved. Since the government has such a far-reaching influence on the lives of citizens—not just those working within the branches of the government—a smooth restructuring is pivotal. While there is no ideal science to how reorganization progresses, experienced consultants and project managers can building the strategy that guarantees success.
Once the consultant has assessed the situation, they can bring about the correct operational structure. Again, this is done by reviewing how the existing structure works, analyzing the hindrances, and then comparing performances throughout the organization to those in other scenarios. Consultants will also develop a strategy that shows are certain services can be clustered to enhance productivity.
From there, the consultant and/or project manager drafts up a mission, goals, time frame for the reorganization, and even brings new organizational flow charts and clarified job descriptions to the table.
The strategy will into a 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. Sometimes, the consultant can even assist with creating skill assessments for recruiting new employees after the reorganization.
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. 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.