“Change before you have to.” —Jack Welch
We need to change. And we know it.
As much as we know we need to change, we resist it. We operate under the ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ mentality. The problem with this mentality is the world is always changing. Your customers are changing. The market is changing. Your employees are changing. You should be looking for ways to adapt and improve every day.
So why the resistance? This sounds easy. ‘Just change, and everything will be great.’ But we know this isn’t true. Change can be painful. Change can create problems we didn’t have before or that we didn’t anticipate. Change takes us out of our comfort zone.
And it’s not just us (the employees, the managers, the leaders). Even our customers complain about change. Think about when Facebook makes a small change to the location of something. How many times have you seen your Facebook feed (or other social media feed) light up with complaints?
People are naturally averse to change pushed upon them. But as an organization, you must be changing, evolving, and pushing people outside of their comfort zones.
HRSS helps companies with change management. Change management can be defined (Wikipedia) as a collective term for all approaches to prepare, support and help individuals, teams, and organizations in making organizational change. The most common change drivers include: technological evolution, process reviews, crisis, and consumer habit changes; pressure from new business entrants, acquisitions, mergers, and organizational restructuring.
Is your organization in need of a shakeup? Are you going through or about to go through a major change and need help with change management?
At HRSS, we help organizations with change management including:
- Clearly communicating the purpose of the change
- Identify the key players in the change
- Communicating the assessment of the change.
- Coordinating the key players as well as the sponsors of change.
- Identifying and communicating the changes that will take place and the impacts on the organization’s structure
- Planning activities needed to address the impacts of the change.
- Creating the right communication and support structure for those impacted by the change.
- Identifying the training or other support programs that need to be in place and implementing them.
- Determining the key success factors and measuring those.
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