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- Organisational Restructures & Position Redundancies

The Potential Impact on the Organisation and its People

When organisations restructure and positions become redundant, organisations generally focus on the people who no longer have a job and usually assist those people financially and with such services as outplacement. What is often overlooked is the impact the restructure, the redundancies and people leaving, has on the organisation efficiency, productivity, and the people still employed.

The quality of the remaining relationships impacts at all levels of a business. When a restructure occurs many of the established relationships between coordination, efficiency, productivity and business outcomes/profit are broken. In addition, much of the shared understanding or background of obviousness is disrupted.

The people still employed
after a restructure can feel resentment...

When these relationships are severed, the people who remain often experience significant emotional reactions which when left unattended can lead to some deep seated moods such as, resentment, resignation and anxiety.


There are three key negative moods that can be identified as result of restructures and redundancies. These moods can have a significant negative impact on morale, safety and productivity. The three moods are as follows:

The Way Forward

There are positive moods which impact significantly on productivity and business outcomes. They are as follows:

Making the Shift

In our work here at Graeme J Schache, we typically find that the moods people are in are most often transparent to them. In order to assist people to make the transition from the negative to positive moods we must first show them the distinctions and the ensuing behaviours so as assist them to understand their own and others' moods, before we can help them with strategies to make the shifts.

From our experience, people have great difficulty making the shift without professional assistance. Through developing people's capacity to understand, shift and manage their moods and emotions, we are able to assist individuals, work groups and organizations to get back on track towards achieving their shared concerns and common goals in an effective and healthy manner.