Winners adapt to change. The pace of change in the modern world is accelerating. Agile organisations are building a competitive advantage by altering both operationally and organisationally to this pace of change. Successful Change Management Programmes demand strong leadership, clear communication and robust governance. Organisations that implement effective change management give themselves a competitive edge.
8 Phase Transformation Framework
1. Create a Burning Platform
To mobilise change a sense of urgency needs to exist. The cause is important but the result is paramount. A singular focus creates a resolve to alter the current methodology.
2. Build a Powerful Coalition for Change
For an organisation to generate real change the support of the most effective and influential minds is imperative. Leaders across the organisation will influence others in the necessity for change.
3. Create the Vision
A vision of the destination to a journey encourages more travellers. A clear sense of purpose to the efforts of a change programme will generate a positive understanding of where the company is going.
4. Communicate the Vision
Clear communication of the impact of change on the organisation at all levels is critical. Going on a journey is more likely if the destination is known.
5. Empower Action
Management provide direction. Empowerment frees the mind to act. The path of change is best travelled by positive mind sets inspired by a sense of participation.
6. Create Quick Wins
Momentum is created by early successes. Evidence of adoption of change in chosen sections will permeate through the organisation.
7. Build on the Change
Change will engulf an organisation once the programme’s momentum gathers pace. The appetite for change that materialises needs to be whetted, leading to a paradigm shift to constant change.
8. Make It Stick
Sustainable Change Management programmes are initiated and supported at C Level, communicated clearly, gather early momentum and most importantly have a system of governance monitoring performance.