Are you about to undertake a transformation or organizational change effort and are wondering how to manage the change?
Here are some simple, yet critical, elements for any effective organizational change management approach, tailored to your organization.
The initial phase of our framework is the PLANNING PHASE; it is the first and most important phase of your entire approach.Thorough planning is key to creating an effective change management framework that will work for your change effort. During this phase you will ask yourself: Who will be affected, what will change, and how will they change?
WHO: Identify your Stakeholders.
WHAT: Understand what is changing and WHY?
For the “People” component, look at: roles & responsibilities, skill sets, training needs, job category and salary changes. For “Processes”, understand what will change and how – how will the new processes be documented, and how will your stakeholders be trained on the new processes? And, for “Technology” – look at any new or changed technology and understand how it will affect the processes and the people.
HOW: How will the change actually be made?
Ideally, the planning phase should occur before the actual change begins. But, if you have already embarked on your change effort, you can still back up and make sure you have adequately covered all of the key elements listed above.
How does your organization plan for a change effort? Do you have any additional suggestions?
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