Strategic Planning – Organizational Restructuring

“Strategic Planning” Please respond to the following:
— Assess the merits of this statement by incorporating a specific personal project, formal or informal. “Strategic planning is critical in the overall effectiveness of project management.”

— Recall the planning process you used during your project. Propose an alternative approach you could have taken in the planning of your project and the impact it would have made.

2. “Organizational Restructuring” Please respond to the following:
— Imagine you are the CEO of a growing international manufacturing organization in need of corporate restructuring. Select an organizational structure, (functional, matrix, or projectized) and assess the influence on project roles and decisions made in both your home country and overseas.

— Give your opinion on which of the three organizational structures is best designed to succeed in multination firms. Justify your selection.

Answer 1:

The New Beginnings project is to introduce a new and more efficient way of handling Human Resource functions to the company. The outsourcing of payroll systems and increasing the number of benefits the employees have access to will increase the morale of the company and decrease the current amount of stress associated with both. By changing the ways in which this team handles compensation and benefits packages to the current employees, this will give the team and employees more time to focus on more pressing issues. The new design of the payroll system is one that will save the company money and the personnel time. The latest benefits packages that are being offered to the staff will change their lives for the better and make the company’s dealings with the vendors more constructive. The current systems being used for both compensation and the use of benefits packages is out dated and needed to be more accessible to all affected parties, more time efficient, technologically advanced with the times of modern communications, and needed to decrease time spent on the tasks and increase the productivity of both employees submissions and human resource personnel.

As a Strategic planner in this project it is very important to know the team members’ strength as well as their weakness, because teamwork has a dramatic effect on overall organizational performance. Plus, an effective team can help an organization achieve unbelievable results. A team that is not working can cause unnecessary disruption, failed delivery, and strategic failure. Therefore, I will suggest that in other to improve an underperforming team member, the focus should be on the person behavior and motivation.

Some of the suggested short and long term effects on the company with roles being shared by employee are; the ability to communicate effectively while sharing ideas from various perspectives. The upper management allows the subordinates to express the needs of the organization without fear or penalty. In addition, all parties involved gain a great respect for all levels of duty and areas of responsibility to the intended project. Lastly all parties involved get to view their roles and it significance to the overall goal and vision of the project.

Analyze the need for an additional role. Then, propose a new role and its proposed impact.

Answer 2:

In cases where the primary sponsor is need of assistance due to lack of skill or knowledge in a specific area, a performance improvement consultant is added to the project as an assistant to ensure quality and that the project will get off to a great start. In some areas this particular duty is sometimes referred to as a coach (Kloppenborg, 2012).The performance improvement consultant is a professional with knowledge and experience in the specialized area of assisting organizations to improve their practice of project, program and/or portfolio management. The areas in focus include the supporting environment and necessary leadership that enables projects and programs to accelerate the implementation of an organizations’ strategy and the achievement of business results ( The proposed role acts as an intermediate between the shareholders and the primary leaders to ensure sustainability and proper implementation, and to prevent any possible derailments of the project.


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