Why is change management necessary for an organisation?
Posted Nov 18th, 2015 by Expedite | 0 comments
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent but the one most responsive to change.”
- By Charles DarwinChange in a business is a necessity to compete in any market. In order to survive in today’s climate of uncertainty, a company’s ability to change is vital to its survival. Particularly, when most businesses today are working on adapting to something new, better or faster – it has become imperative for organisations to know the critical levers for driving readiness and behavioural change. But how do you practically ensure that your organisation is ready for any successful change? The answer to this lies in incorporating the three Ps: plan, prepare and practise into your change management programme. However, before executing them, analyse your company’s activities, especially those that appear to influence success, and then apply the powerful Ps in those areas, primarily.
How the three Ps will help influence change management in an organisation:
- Plan – organisations must have a plan, and a formal systematic process for change. If your organisation succeeds in developing this, it exhibits its clear leadership and integrated communication system, as well as strong employee motivation.
- Preparation –armed with a good plan, create a compelling vision for change. And then, prepare to execute your change plan to enable good change results in your organisation.
- Practise – at the core of any change, changing people is the most difficult task. You must concentrate on changing people because organisations don’t change, people do. And people will practise only when you show them how positively it works for them.
Factors for failure in managing change
- Lack of consistent leadership
- Demotivated employees
- Budget cuts
- Short-term approach to investment
- Over-working and stressed out staff
- Lack of innovation and the will to do ‘something different’
- Unfreezing focuses on preparing people for change.
- Changing of people – tasks, structure, and technology.
- Refreezing is the evaluation and reinforcement of the changes that take place in the organisation.