Organizational restructurings, in terms of employee count, in some leading global organizations have been making the news recently. In this article, I will discuss some elevated perspectives of those actions and how it could be strategized effectively.
These restructuring decisions were highlighted in the media in a negative light. It has been labelled as destructive, and it has been predicted that these actions will have a chain reaction globally – across other top-level IT, midsized and small service, and product entities, and the same is expected in the non-IT companies too. However, this may not be true.
The resources invested by these organizations in emerging technologies like Metaverse, Robotics, Virtual Reality, may not have had the expected outcomes. The restructuring may be primarily due to the result of over-investments – such as hiring new talent for research and development, infrastructure costs, etc. As they are among the top global organizations, it is expected of them to pave the road to the future by investing in R&D efforts, innovating, and bringing new products to the market.
As the organizations strategized their business in the own ways based on the roadmap and milestones, there are a few hard decisions which they may have to take along the way. This restructuring is one among those. The current macro-economic reality was a surprise to many and hence led to such restructuring.
The investments which we discussed above is key for other small, medium, and possibly for large IT service providers too. Resources available in the market could be utilized effectively by other organizations. They could fill the vacant positions in other organizations in the market.
For organizations, it’s not the best approach to follow the footsteps of any other entity when everyone has their own goals, vision, and purpose. Every action should be focused toward their future roadmap and the strategies for achieving the same.
In the above illustration, we see that there are 4 targets placed. Let’s consider 4 types of entities trying to reach those targets in a scheduled period of time. From this perspective, it looks like all the entities were trying to reach the same target, but that is not true. Have a look at the below images where it shows how they are different from each other on their journey.
2023 for Start-ups
To highlight, yes, 2023 is the year for majority of the start-ups. The employees impacted by the restructuring have the knowledge, expertise and know the gaps in the market. They could use this opportunity to establish their own start-ups to cater to the needs of the market.
In the past, we have come across stories of tech giants acquiring start-ups in multibillion-dollar deals. It is possible in the future too.
While on the topic of start-ups, here is how India’s government is enabling start-ups:
- Financial assistance
- Facilitate funding
- Provide collateral-free loans
- Offer mentorship
- Tax exemptions
- Networking opportunities
- Easy access to vital resources
Our Cybersecurity leader, Kannan Srinivasan, had addressed a select group of start-up founders and aspirants on Secure Application Development Practices, in association with NASSCOM.
Current macro-economic situation is not new. Economies have faced this situation in the past and bounced back powerfully, hope this will happen very soon with the help of governments, financial experts and business leaders.