Session: Your toolkit to navigate the next reorg
Organizational restructuring (reorg) affects employees who are on the receiving end of the changes. Having recently gone through this process, I reflect on my own experience and share a pragmatic approach to managing the uncertainties that come with it. I break down the process of gathering information in organizational turmoil into two categories and use a 2x2 matrix to assess our knowledge and awareness of the reorg. Only after we clearly recognize our agency can we start to focus on career growth.
- Understand different types of organizational restructuring: since last year, many Tech companies have had reorgs, and the possibility of future reorgs can feel daunting. I will briefly examine different types of organizational restructuring and the reason
- Take control of your situation: a reorg can make us feel scared, sad, and powerless. But do we REALLY have zero control of the situation? I will reference a 2x2 matrix to help the audience assess and re-evaluate their situations.
- Deploy a proactive roadmap: after the audience develops a mental model of their situations, I will offer a few actions that helped me reorient to start planning for what’s next. The goal is to take action on what’s within our control and start showing the
Hello! I’m Evelyn. I’m currently working in Product at Coursera. With more than 10 years of experience across different industries, I have built data products, navigated complex compliance challenges, and launched features in different cities. My career has been a tapestry of growth and impact. Outside of work, I am involved in mission-driven organizations and have helped launch initiatives to bring people together.