4 Strategies to Guide Your Team Through a Departmental Transition

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  • Whether initiated by strategic realignment, leadership changes, or market demands, departmental transitions test a leader’s mettle. In this article, the authors offer four strategies to guide your team through a departmental transition while maintaining morale, productivity, and cohesion: 1) Communicate the “why” clearly and authentically. 2) Acknowledge the emotional impact. 3) Cultivate ownership and involvement. 4) Prepare your team for future changes.

    Organizational change is constant in an era marked by rapid technological advancements, shifting market dynamics, and the lingering effects of a global pandemic. A survey by McKinsey & Company found that 80% of organizations have experienced some form of transformation in the past five years, yet only a third of these initiatives have been successful.

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