Curated Learning Resources
- Don’t Fear the ReorgReorganizations are necessary for companies to adapt and grow, but they are often poorly executed. To succeed, reorganizations should give top performers new challenges to reinvigorate them, clearly communicate the rationale behind the changes, engage personally with affected teams to preserve loyalty, and be implemented slowly after key stakeholders are informed. When done well, reorganizations can refocus a company and its Leadership; when done poorly, they can cause disruption and loss of talent.
- Reorgs don't have to suckReorganizing teams can be necessary to adapt to changing priorities and goals, but they are often dreaded by employees. Sara recently reorganized the Product team at Oscar Health to better focus on improving the member experience. While the reorg process was difficult, it resulted in a new structure that aligns Product teams around member journeys instead of business units. She shares lessons learned: engage all affected parties early, communicate thoroughly but avoid oversharing too soon, frame the changes properly, allow for two-way communication, and acknowledge that changes take time to settle in. Reorganizations, when handled well, are a sign of progress and learning.