No Change for Change’s SakeBy: Danielle Francis
The only constant in life is change, both in people’s personal lives and within organizations. From introducing new processes or solutions to restructuring what already exists, change is a part of life, and getting it right is important.
But it’s also important to recognize when change is necessary and when it isn’t. And when it is, it’s the job of leaders to engage with their organizations in a way that paves the way for successful change. A lack of appreciation for any part of this process can have a serious impact on the entire project.
Let Vision and Communication Guide You
If change isn’t understood by employees, it hasn’t been properly communicated. This can lead to uncertainty, resistance, and possibly chaos in any organization. To tackle these problems and establish a new status quo, you need the right leadership and the right change management process.
Vision and communication are both crucial for empowering your company and your employees.
To successfully introduce change, organizations should leverage vision and communication to help them through eight critical steps:
- Creating a sense of urgency among all stakeholders
- Assembling the team most capable of leading the change
- Developing the strategy and roadmap for navigating the change
- Communicating, communicating, communicating
- Empowering others to get involved
- Planning for and creating short term wins
- Staying motivated
- Creating a new culture
Whether you undertake the process alone or with a partner’s help, these are the steps—and the potential obstacles—you’ll have to overcome to successfully implement a major change.
Download Our Change Management White Paper
Successful change management should be part of any company’s go-live strategy, and as the leading provider of deployments for Workday customers, we are change management experts. To learn more about this important topic, download our white paper, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting—The Change Management Edition.”