Lisa Oakley - ER Manager and Change Expe

Restructure and Organisational Change

Sometimes changes to roles and responsibilities are necessary to ensure your organisation is sustainable, relevant, and productive. Times of organisational change can be stressful, and how they are handled can make or break your business.  To be successful it is vital that any changes, including restructuring and redundancies, are well planned, managed and communicated. 

bossed | Your partners in Organisational Change

The team at bossed are experts when it comes to planning and managing workplace changes – this includes people, process or technology changes.  As well as being human resource and employment relations specialists with outstanding organisational design skills, we have multi-industry experience and strong commercial acumen. Importantly, we also understand the delicate balance of complying with the relevant laws while remaining empathetic to the complexity of dealing with people in times of uncertainty

Why do companies restructure?

In order to restructure, a business must have valid reasons to do so. These reasons usually fall under at least one of the following categories:

  • the company's brand is heading in a new direction

  • the business offering is changing i.e. the products and services are being adjusted

  • the company has financial issues that need to be addressed by restructuring and/or redundancy

  • some departments are becoming obsolete due to changes to the business or technology

  • some internal jobs are going to be outsourced

  • the business is merging with another business, making some roles surplus to requirements or obsolete

How can bossed help?

We can support you as much or as little as you need during your change process, whether you just want basic advice or you need an experienced and friendly change specialist to come in and take the lead for you. 


To make embarking on the change process easier, we have broken it down into three steps:

STEP 1: Change Management Consultation - 15 minutes - FREE

We offer a free 15-minute consultation for NZ employers with questions about change management and best next steps. 


When you contact us, you will be asked to provide some background information so that we can maximise our time with you.  A member of our team will be in touch to arrange a suitable appointment.


Consultations are 15 minutes and carried out over the phone or online.  By the end, your key questions should have been answered and best next steps identified.  You will also understand what bossed do and how we can help if you require further support with making changes to your organisation.

STEP 2: Customised Needs Assessment - $250 + GST

The next step is to have a customised needs assessment carried out for your organisation. The assessment is completed by a change management expert and helps you to determine and document a sustainable operating model for the future. The assessment will consider your current state (costs and structure), an evaluation of your desired future state, and a plan to achieve this with either your existing or a modified workforce structure.  Within 24 hours you will know exactly what you need to do to move forward in line with best practice change models.


As well as receiving a full overview of what is required to achieve your goals, you will be provided with a no-obligation estimate for bossed to assist with the next steps in successfully executing your organisational changes.  We can provide options for varying levels of involvement in line with your needs and budget

STEP 3: Customised support for Successful Change - To be quoted

Our level of involvement in your change process will be fully quoted following your needs assessment and will depend on your requirements and budget.


By partnering with bossed we operate like an on-call HR expert or an extension of your in-house HR team (if you have one), at a fraction of the cost of an employment lawyer. By partnering with us you can be confident that the changes you make are compliant with the employment relations act while also being sympathetic to the complexities of dealing with people. 


Depending on what you require, we can provide in-depth, hands-on support or higher-level background support.  Our experienced change experts will provide the tools, documentation, templates and guidance you and your team need to make your change process a success. This service is completely tailored to your needs and budget.  No matter what our involvement, bossed will help you to create sustainable business change while maintaining employee engagement and brand reputation.

Contact our experienced and friendly team today for a 15 minute FREE and confidential consultation. Fill out our form below or call us on 0800 bossed


"In the space of 9 months contract, Adam from bossed provided specialist HR and ER support during the turnaround phase of our business.  Adam reviewed our organisation structure, set up effective HR systems – overhauling all of our processes such as payroll, recruitment, on-boarding etc. and put solid infrastructure in place for a new HR team.  Adam’s speciality is resolving employment relations disputes efficiently and he helped us to effectively tackle complex disciplinary issues.  Before he left, Adam hired and trained a new HR team and then handed over the reins to a newly appointed Head of HR.  Engaging Adam from bossed was invaluable – a smart professional who gets great results.  I’d highly recommend bossed to anyone wanting to make big changes to their business."

Bryn Harrison, CEO – The Interiors Group (Carpet Court and CurtainStudio)

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PO BOX 47440, Ponsonby,

Auckland 1144

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