Successful change needs careful management
Change is something that is commonplace in life as we all know and managing the change of moving house for example without careful and thorough planning often results in pain, frustration and disruption.
How often do we apply the same level of scrutiny and planning with changes in our business?
Change is 4-fold, positive – planned and unplanned and less-positive, planned and unplanned and the level of successful change in our business depends on how well, or not, the change is managed.
Please remember – you can be planning the best change, be it a new system, new products, new larger office etc but if it isn’t managed well into your organisation, your employees, customers or suppliers it may not be as well received as you had hoped.
In the past, some large businesses have managed changes so badly, that they damaged their reputation and made it into the news headlines.
It’s not worth risking!
Examples that require thorough management of change
Wholesale change is expected from leaving the EU. Our Brexit related knowledge enables us to mitigate risk, define contingency plans and manage change for our clients.
Planned and unplanned growth usually brings change which must be managed carefully, it can involve employees, clients, suppliers, products services, business structure etc.
A systems upgrade or transformation can bring broad change, an implementation without careful management of the changes it will bring may result in the impact on the organisation outweighing the business benefits.
Whether business upsizing or downsizing results in the businesses need to relocate, it is essential to communicate with everyone affected along with the necessary service changes that need to happen to minimise the impact of this change.
Restructuring a business usually occurs with either growth or retraction of a business, as with an office relocation this requires careful management of the change especially for employees, customers, and suppliers to minimise any impact on the business.
We are used to having to comply with regulatory and legislative changes such as MiFFID II and GDPR this year, we could find that the level of this type of change could massively increase from our leaving the EU. It is essential that these type of changes are managed proactively and in advance of the live date. The need to be informed about what they mean to a business is crucial to avoid fines/penalties which could adversely cause reputational damage.
How we manage change successfully for you?
We understand what management of successful change looks like because we have managed large change programmes
for large organisations.
Below is a high-level diagram of our successful change management model.
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