Change Management: the essentials of an effective strategy
Think how easy business life would be if, when faced with the pressure for change, the required outcomes could morph into reality through some kind of osmotic process. Meanwhile back in the real world, businesses around the world continue to battle daily with the challenge of driving change through their organisations and, for many, the consequences of falling short of their aspirations.
The fact of the matter is that change programmes are complex and difficult things to do. They have a huge number of ‘moving parts’ spread across multiple workstreams, each having an array of polymorphous interdependencies on the others. It’s hardly surprising, therefore, that the course of programme success is rarely smooth, there are just so many things that can (and probably will) rise up and bite the unwary – usually related to the human factor.
What is disappointing, however, is the number of times one witnesses an organisation launch into such a programme without putting in place those elements that will at least stack the odds of success in their favour. Nowhere is this seen more acutely than in the vitally important aspect of change management, which for some unfathomable reason is frequently undervalued by many organisations, who seem content to ‘travel in hope’ that the osmosis principle will deliver them to the outcomes they expect and need. This mindset is more likely to lead to an increment in the statistics for programme failure.
The good news is, that is doesn’t have to be this way… deploying a well-developed strategy for managing the delivery of change will pay dividends many times over. In our latest article, we look at the key components that make up such a strategy and provide some practical guidance, based on many years of experience, on how these can be applied for maximum impact.
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