Sustaining success depends on an organization’s ability to adapt to a changing environment – whether it’s an external change, such as a transformative technology or a changing economy. But unfortunately, 70% of organizational transformations fail. Why? Because many crucial elements in the change process are skipped.
“The more things change, the more they stay”
Change management is a structured approach for ensuring that changes are thoroughly and smoothly implemented, and that the lasting benefits of change are achieved. Change management provides wider impacts in every aspect, this mainly focuses on people and how they, as individuals and teams, move from the current situation to the new one. The change in any process could range from a simple process change, to major changes in policy or strategy needed if the organization is to achieve its potential.
Below are the considerations that any business organization can follow to adapt change management
- Involvement: Including the right executives in the design and implementation of changes, to make sure the right changes are made.
- Impact: Assessing and addressing how the changes will impact work culture
- Communication: Telling everyone what are all the advantages about the changes.
- Readiness: Getting people ready to adapt to the changes, by ensuring they have the right information, training and help.