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Chrm Message From: sangeeta_shetty Total Posts: 24 Join Date: 11/06/2008
Rank: Executive Post Date: 18/02/2011 23:06:10 Points: 120 Location: United States

Dear all,

We are in a process of restructuring. Could you please help me in suggesting some few exciting Designation names right from Jr. Mgmt. to Sr. Mgmt. Or you can share your own organisation's designation's names.

Hoping to hear from you all.

Thanks and regards,

Sangeeta

Chrm Message From: navketan Total Posts: 13 Join Date: 11/06/2008  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 18/02/2011 23:12:12 Points: 65 Location: United States

Hi Sangeeta,

We have a very flat structure which comprises of the following:

Principal Consultant (Business Heads)
Senior Consultant (Departmental Heads)
Consultant ( Functional Heads)
Associates (Team members)
Support

As far as my knowledge goes, TCS has the following grades:

Asst Systems Analyst
Systems Analyst
Senior Systems Analyst
Assistant Consultant
Associate Consultant
Consultant
Sr Consultant

HCL follows a similar structure except that Analyst is replaced by Engineer.

Regards,

Navketan

Chrm Message From: sjayesh_84 Total Posts: 16 Join Date: 11/06/2008  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 21/02/2011 06:53:12 Points: 80 Location: United States

Hi Sangeeta,

Restructuring and exciting designations! I am not so sure of these going hand in hand. Last time we attempted this exercise, everyone had an opinion on the actions and many felt that their idea was better than that of our Executive Director. I wish you the best in this exercise and may you find that excitement which we had missed.

By the way you wanted information on how to group personnel.

What many institutions like us do is divide the entire population in cadres. So we have cadres like Technical staff, Administrative Staff, Support Staff and others.

Having got the cadres in place the cadre itself is further spilt into grades. These grades could be A I AII A III A IV or whatever way one wants to pile them into a hierarchy.

Having got the cadre and grades in place, we also have designations. These could be like what Namita is suggesting or you could have the ones that we have. They are Project,Team Coordinator, Group Coordinator, Program Coordinator. We also have function specific designations like Web Master, System Administrator, HRD Executive, Finance Officer, Registrar, Director and Executive Director.

Having got so much in place, you can go about making career paths across cadres. Like when a person can shift from support staff cadre to administrative Staff cadre and so on and so forth.

I feel that so many levels and variations provide us with sufficient flexibility to manoeuvre according to the needs of the situation.

I am also aware that some institutions have channels within cadres like advisors and Executives. At a specific stage in my career I will get an option as to whether I want would like only the technical work sans any business of administrative loads. Say I want to be Advisor in Database related activities or say and Expert in Networking. Then in that case I will get to do only Technical work related to projects and Business functions, Resource Management, Project Monitoring etc. will not be my botheration. However if I relish these functions and I do not wish to devote time to be after the technical knowledge then I will take managerial channel and continue on that path.

I hope I have given sufficient food for thought and not confused you with clutter. Ultimately you can decide what suits you best!

Regards,

Jayesh

Chrm Message From: sangeeta_shetty Total Posts: 24 Join Date: 11/06/2008  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 21/02/2011 06:55:42 Points: 120 Location: United States

Dear Jayesh,

Thanks for input.

As far as deciding grade, we have done it already. Infact it was my idea to give some good designation name to our people. And I have got really good amount of input on this from all members.

Thanks once again.

Sangeeta