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A Guide to Leading Change Management

Abstract from http://www.strategy-business.com

Organizational change management and transformation have become permanent features of the business landscape. Vast new markets and labor pools have opened up, innovative technologies have put once-powerful business models on the chopping block, and capital flows and investor demand have become less predictable.

To meet these challenges, firms have become more sophisticated in the best practices for organizational change management.

1o Principles of Leading Change Management

  1. Lead with the culture
  2. Start at the top
  3. Involve every layer
  4. Make the rational and emotional case together
  5. Act your way into new thinking
  6. Engage, engage, engage
  7. Lead outside the lines
  8. Leverage formal solutions
  9. Leverage informal solutions
  10. Assess and adapt.

Behind this principles, at the base of change management’s process, There are three major hurdles to overcome:

  • The first is “change fatigue”, the exhaustion that sets in when people feel pressured to make too many transition at once.
  • The second is that companies lack the skills to ensure that change can be sustained over time.
  • The third major obstacle is that transformation efforts are typically decided upon, planned, and implemented in the C-suite, with little input from those at lower levels.

 

More details at http://www.strategy-business.com/article/00255

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