What is Change Management?
Leaving people behind while organizations design new work processes or implement new technologies is change gone wrong since people need to be taken care of as change is executed. As its name suggests, change management is the process of carefully structuring the change approach within an organization to create coherently implemented change while ensuring a smooth execution and longer-lasting results.
Organizations may choose to undergo change to enhance structure, improve policies and procedures, get onboard the digital transformation train, or even totally change the work culture. For whatever reason, it does not matter at this stage. What matters are ensuring change efforts and investments don’t go to waste by completely ignoring the main pillar of any organization. Its people.
After years of experience in the field of implementing digital transformation strategies for organizations from various industries, experts at Intalio confidently assure you that change does not always have to be scary. By the end of this blog, you will understand why there should be a systematic way to select a strategy and a set of specific approaches for implementing and organizing change effort.
Change Doesn’t Always Have to be Scary –
If not addressed correctly, change tends to create a feel of uncertainty within employees which often causes them to resist the change. However, if managers choose to implement a change management strategy then change does not have to be scary. Why should it be?!
Eventually with the implementation of change management, organization employees will be able to embrace and smoothly adapt to the change, utilizing it in their day-to-day work activities.
What to Focus on Before, During and After Change –
For successful change, organizations need to carefully undergo a comprehensive assessment of the overall internal situation to accordingly set the suitable strategy and set of plans to move the people of the organization through change. These need to include details on what to focus on during the three stages of change; before, during and after.
• Company Core Values
For whichever reason an organization might choose to undergo change, company core values which affect its practices tend to have a huge impact on many employees. Company core values give employees reassurance that everything will be the same. Therefore, while setting your change strategy, make sure it is coherent with company core fundamentals.
• Engaging Users
1) Focus on Communication
Communication is vital. Your team needs to be kept in the loop so they know what to expect. The amount of information shared is a personal preference. However, end-users need to be briefed with key information about the project; change objective, change project timeline, etc… It’s also not such a bad idea to show some employee appreciation during the process.
2) Build Excitement
Many users will be resistant to the change. In order to break barriers of resistance your employees need to be shown that the change has been designed while they were taken into consideration. Find functional areas that the change will facilitate and communicate it with your teams. Show them how implementing this change will make their day-to-day work easier allowing them to work smarter and not harder, be more efficient and have the opportunity to shine even more.
Let’s Embrace the Change Together –
At Intalio we believe that Careful planning is an intrinsic part of every successful endeavor however, it’s not the only one and it won’t have any impact on business proceedings if it wasn’t accompanied by thorough implementation. This allows organizations to achieve their goals by fulfilling the needs of their employees and customers while maximizing their ROI through an efficient workflow.
If your organization decided to be part of the “Digital Era” by automating its business processes, Intalio experts will guide your company in incorporating the industry’s best practices in a plethora of information management projects and controlling the quality of their deliverables using a tailor-made framework. From initial conceptualization to final application, organizations are able to focus on aligning their expectations with on-going tasks in order to reach their desired objectives.
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