7. Apply change management techniques.
When companies are going through change significant upheaval may be experienced.
Some employees might end up working overtime, while others may have to change their roles, and everyone is likely to get overwhelmed. In this case, apply best practices for change management, including training the leaders in the organisation to on how to best support their teams during times of change.
When upheavals arise in global or local markets, customer increasing demand does not stop. Technology similarly adapts to change with each aspect of the work world.
Change management requires redefining staff roles and responsibilities, changing processes and systems, and refining service to customers.
The need for employees to make decisions and act quickly within the parameters of their jobs increases as customer demands and needs for a flexible workplace increase. In this fast-changing environment, change management skills are paramount if companies are to succeed. No matter the job, leaders must learn to manage change.
Taking charge of change causes one to foresee and plan for the next experiences.
It is far more effective and proactive than allowing every passing wind to buffet your work life and outlook. Whether the change is in personal life and will spill over into the workday or the change is associated with work, skills in change management will help navigate the journey.
Tools, Skills, and Best Practices
Change management is the process of helping individuals and your organization transition from the current state to the desired state. It involves tools, skills, and best practices in areas that include:
The goals of any change management process include reducing the distraction that the organization experiences while it moves from the current state to the desired state.
Distractions include employees over-reacting and resisting change, changing daily priorities, changing company direction or vision that affects the goals and strategies of employees, and spending planning time on lower priority items.
A change management process can be organization-wide and involve every employee, or it can be more narrowly focused on a department, a workgroup, or an individual. The more people who are involved, the more time, energy, and commitment are needed.
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Article by Susan Heathfield: Change Management