Change Management

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.

change managementOur 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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CT manufacturer Pegaasus

Chris DePentima

CEO, Pegasus Manufacturing Inc.

“I see great value in the new experiences and perspectives CONNSTEP brings to our business, at reasonable prices. They’re not like consultants, they’re like partners in the business – willing to roll up their sleeves and help.”

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Mark Burzynski

President, Arthur G Russell Co

“CONNSTEP has proved to be a tremendous resource for ESI. CONNSTEP has helped us to adapt to today’s marketplace and remain a quality minded, competitive global player. Our ISO/TS16949 implementation process was efficient and rewarding. I look forward to our future projects with CONNSTEP.”

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Ron Delfini

President, Engineering Specialties Inc.

“CONNSTEP worked with FuelCell Energy to educate and facilitate Lean initiatives and to help meet our needs to establish an overall production improvement plan. This plan has been utilized over a period of time as a ‘guiding light’ to spur numerous improvements that dramatically reduced our product cost.”

Tom Lucas

Manager, Fuel Cell Energy

“CONNSTEP is a valuable partner to Hologic, providing the expertise and ‘outside eyes’ everyone needs to keep their continuous improvement on track. We are now well-positioned on a dynamic growth path and look forward to a long-term relationship with CONNSTEP.”

Greg Safarik

VP Manufacturing Operations, Hologic

“Our experience working with CONNSTEP has brought us benefits we never expected. It’s a great team to work with!”

Bruce Wheeler

VP of Operations, Metal Finishing Technologies Inc.

“The goals of the team were to reduce manufacturing lead-time, reduce floor space utilized, and increase worker productivity. All the goals were met. CONNSTEP helped us to better compete.”

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Dan Rubbo

General Manager, Tornik LLC

“The Business Growth Program is working well for us. We enhanced our website following the meetings to improve our SEO and become more visible to search engines. The segment on negotiating …  promoted changes in our thinking and improved how we interact with customers. The mentoring between sessions was helpful in boosting our progress.”

CT manufacturer Colonial Spring

Bill Lathrop

President, Colonial Spring Co.

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