HR must take the lead in reorganisations

private and public sector reorganisations are failing to deliver sustained
improvements, according to a major survey of HR directors and chief executives.

CIPD study, Organising for Success in the 21st Century, claims that HR must
play a leading role in reorganisations and develop an embedded capacity for
organisational design.

research found that people issues were often neglected during reorganisations,
leading to a fall-off in morale and employees leaving the organisation.

Richard Whittington, who carried out the research, said there is considerable
scope for a larger HR role in reorganisation and call on the function to get
involved much earlier.

key findings:

Nearly half of reorganisations fail to achieve hoped-for improvements

Only a quarter of cases led to an improvement when there was no HR involvement

Over 60 per cent of respondents want to see greater consultation and better

For future reorganisations two-thirds of respondents feel employee consultation
should be increased

By Ross Wigham

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