Dealing with changes in the work environment is challenging at the best of time. Today we have the added complexity of technology and the benefits it provides to business and people all around the world.
Many organizations do not have the in-house expertise to be able to deal with this change effectively which generally results in good staff leaving the company and taking away a great deal of knowledge and expertise. Management theorists will document many different models, methodologies, etc. that can be used as a guide but never really have the right answer for your particular situation. In major transformation programs, many executives are focused on the big picture tasks that will revolutionize the business world or the industry in which they compete. Often the little things are left behind; in particular, the human factor is rarely taken into consideration. The alignment of the human side of change to the culture, values and behaviours the executive teams are looking for at the end of the transformation process.
The team at Business Help Desk will work alongside your leadership groups to deliver the best strategic and tactical plans, but will also focus on delivering the human side of change management in order to align the company’s culture, values, people and behaviours to the desired or agreed results. As value in change is realized only through the collective actions of many to execute and live the new environment.
No single methodology fits every company, but these tools, practices and techniques that can be modified to deal with a variety of situations. Below is a list of principles for change that we look to follow throughout the process. We have found that these as a systematic, comprehensive framework of tools can be used by executives, giving them the ability to understand what to expect, how to manage their own personal change, and how to engage the entire organization in the process.
- Don’t forget the Human side
- It has to come from the TOP
- No-one is not important
- Present the case to the troops
- Create Ownership
- Communicate, Communicate and Communicate
- Review the Culture being created
- Have a Plan B
- Where possible speak to each an everyone
Business Help Desk will provide guidance, support throughout the whole process, working with your teams to realize the value and benefits many lose sight of. If you are contemplating a change program, looking to grow your business through acquisition or simply looking at taking the company to that next level of growth, Business Help Desk can develop the right program for you to achieve the agreed outcome/s.