Company restructuring comes with risks. Do it properly it and your business restructuring can boost your bottom line. It can also secure an otherwise shaky future for your business.
Do it badly (you know – ‘when nothing goes to go plan’) and you could end up with a costly mess to clean up, or even a failing business.
If you want to ensure that your company restructuring works for your business, boosting your company’s operations, profits and overall financial health, work it like a business plan. Because a restructured business is, in many ways, a new business.
Planning your company restructuring:
As in a business plan, you need to segment various aspects, or challenges, detailing them to get a clear picture of how these aspects will work together.
- Start with your goal, and a ‘road-map’ with two points – where you are now, and where you want to be.
- What kind of company restructuring do you need? What will get you from Point A to Point B? Is it staff? Is it management? Is it how departments work together? Design your vehicle.
- Who is going to drive it? And how? How will your company restructuring be managed? How will you get through roadblocks? What hurdles are you likely to face and how is your company restructuring equipped to get over or around them? (In a Business Plan, this is called a S.W.O.T analysis). One of the hurdles may well be the public. How will the market and your customers experience your company restructuring? What effect could it have on ‘public opinion’? What effect will the public opinion have on your business?
- What marketing are you going to do? Then you’ll need marketing to push your ‘new and improved’ company.
There are many financial outcomes related to business model changes and company restructuring that need to be carefully planned, managed and costed!
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