Before diving deeper into various aspects of change management, lets pause and consider the weight change management carries regarding how well a company performs in general.
A critical part of what makes good companies agile is the ability to balance fast action and change with organisational clarity, stability and structure.
However, not all organisations are able to change quickly, especially larger organisations have the hardest time managing change due to their long-established operation methods but also small companies who are still struggling in keeping up with the latest business technologies and are in danger of being left behind.
To successfully implement change management, it is very important to define change to every position in the organisation and ensure that everyone within the organisation understands and supports the effort, however this does not mean that every employee needs to agree on the changes being implemented.
Change management is not something which can quickly be implemented. A long process of evaluating every department of a business is required before a change management project plan can be established. Here are some areas which will be included in the project plan.
Flowcharting. Making a flowchart of all organisational processes serves as a visual sketch especially for those in the organisation who don’t have a broader view of some of the key processes in the organisation.
Metrics and Data Collection. Collecting the right information and data is a critical step in change management. Focusing on facts – how the organisation has done in the past and where it stands today in respect to competition, risks, and opportunities, will steer change management in a constructive direction and shorten the decision-making time.
Force Field Analysis. This change management tool provides an initial view of change problems that need to be tackled. It highlights the driver for change and change inhibitors. Originally developed by a social psychologist, the idea behind Force Field Analysis is that for change to be successful, the driving forces need to be strengthened or the resisting forces weakened.
Culture mapping. As a matter of fact, every organisation has its own ways of doing things. This means that every organisation has its own way of establishing values, concepts, norms and practices. Some typical paradigms that most organisations have include: respect for authority where decisions made by senior management.
Change Management Project Plan. Although this may sound obvious, having a clear project plan is critical for staying on track. It will serve as a framework from which to work in, to know where some flexibility is allowed and which boundaries should not be crossed. Most of the time, a change management initiative will require many people working in various departments of the organisation to implement new changes simultaneously. It is therefore very important to utilize a project plan.
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