Manage the Change, Get Better Results
Success in business process improvement really requires a heightened awareness of the process of change management. Following the guiding principles for change creates an atmosphere of positive adaption of your changes. This ultimately supports you in reaching business improvement targets.
Minimize your Risk
Successful change management minimizes the perceived negative consequences of change while reinforcing the perceived positive outcomes of change. Key elements of Change Management include:
- Vision – There must be clear direction and a sense of unity for a well-defined and compelling Future State.
- Skills – An assessment of current skills for adequacy and the identification of new skills required
- Incentive – It’s important to communicate the value and perceived benefits
- Resources – Know what you have to work with – people and capital – and whether they support the change
- Action – Have a clear and measurable plan
Empower your Employees for Best Results
Change management is not a standalone business process improvement tool, but a process for reducing and managing resistance to change. Your company will achieve its change management goals faster by engaging all employees and empowering them with problem solving ownership.
Well-designed and professionally facilitated education and team meetings will help you deploy a plan for change and communicate the plan most effectively. Involving an objective and experienced facilitator can help you create a successful steering team and maintain the right balance in your improvement initiatives.
The ultimate goal is to ensure that positive actions and behaviors are exhibited by all participants involved in your continuous improvement initiatives.
Win Over Resistance to Change
It’s human nature to resist change, and you can expect your continuous improvement initiatives to invoke some level of resistance. An objective consultant partnering with you to support change management initiatives can be key to your success.
Our consultants have deep experience in managing the change process to minimize the impact of resistance on the organization as a whole. Following change management principles will eliminate or minimize backsliding at all levels: individual, team and organization.
We can help you to ensure that all the right elements of change are being addressed and effective communication plans are in place.
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