Slides from NYC CTO Summit, Fall 2015
Dealing Elegantly with Organizational Change!
Camille Fournier @skamille
In less than 4 years, I
experienced* 3 signiﬁcant
Change As Needed!
As a Leader, How Can You Deal?
Vision: Why Are
We Doing This?!
Lacking Vision, we have
Skills: Do We Know How To
Do What Needs To Be Done?!
Without Skills, You have Anxiety
Without Incentives, you get
Resources: Do we have the time, energy,
people to make this work?!
Without Resources, we have Frustration
Action Plan: How will we go about doing
Without an Action Plan, we have False Starts
Understand and focus
Communicate the vision
to your organization!
Advocate for the
needs of your team!
Push Back on
Create a Plan with
Case Study 1:
The Straightforward and Simple!
Why are we doing
Causes for Reorg
Ineffective communication structures!
Removing a product or focus area!
Adding a new product or focus area!
Change in team size or makeup!
Even when they’re on board,
explaining the goals is key !
It is your job as the leadership to run
this communication, having it trickle-
down through management is usually
a fail !
Case Study 2:
A business-wide focus!
Advocate for your Team
Make sure they have leadership roles and growth opportunities!
Set reasonable expectations based on
If you don’t have enough people for a team, say so!
Case Study 3:
The never-ending planning!
A good plan
Teams given the same goal will have
Element: Action Plan
The only constant is change
You don’t have to do this alone
Vision + Skills + Incentives
+ Resources + Action Plan =
Plus ça change, plus
c’est la même chose!