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New Managers: When To Start Your Reorganization

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Dear Louise,
How soon after I start a new position is it acceptable to begin evaluating, reassigning and, if necessary, removing members of a new staff? I just started a new job and feel a number of changes are due, but don’t want to ruin morale or jeopardize my leadership by appearing ruthless.

- Fred Bremmer

Answer:
Hi Fred,

After beginning a new position, you will need a few months to build a foundation, credibility and trust in your new company as well as evaluate your staff’s performance appropriately. You want to make certain that you are documenting performance deficiencies, etc., according to company policies.

Once you’ve developed your reorganization plan, consider the impact on the troops.

Timing and the manner in which you implement the changes will be critical as the remaining staff will judge you by the manner in which you handled the reorganization/terminations.

Louise Garver, CMP, CPRW, JCTC, CEIP, MCDP, has assisted senior executives and management clients worldwide in all aspects of job search, interviewing and negotiations, development of resume and marketing letters, career transition and career management since 1985. President of Career Directions, LLC, she is an award-winning, published and certified career coach, professional resume writer, outplacement consultant and former corporate recruiter. For help in winning the career your deserve, visit http://www.resumeimpact.com.

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New Managers: When To Start Your Reorganization
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Louise Garver, CMP, CPRW, JCTC, CEIP, MCDP, has assisted senior executives and management clients worldwide in all aspects of job search, interviewing and negotiations, development of resume and marketing letters, career transition and career management since 1985. President of Career Directions, LLC, she is an award-winning, published and certified career coach, professional resume writer, outplacement consultant and former corporate recruiter. For help in winning the career your deserve, visit http://www.resumeimpact.com.

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