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Consider These Steps Before Creating a New Department

Know your big-picture goals and practice transparency

Although creating a new department in your association can be challenging, it’s often a sign that your association is growing or venturing into new markets or strategic areas.

"No textbook will tell you the right time to create a new department, but there are a lot of reasons to launch one," said Mary Lynn Fayoumi, CEO and president of HR Source. "If one department's workload is getting too heavy or you don't have a staff specialist to execute the goals effectively, it may be the right time."

Amy Riccardi, CEO of Leadership Evolution Group, recommends starting the planning process with end goals in mind.

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