Be effective in dealing with changes of transformation with change management strategies.
What is Change Management?
Transformation or change management is the process of directing organizational change from its inception and planning stages through implementation and resolution.
Change management strategies are the configuration of activities and techniques used to achieve change management within an organization.
Change Management Assessment
The implementation of a change management strategy is evaluated using a change management assessment. A change management assessment measures the effectiveness of implementation from all perspectives, from that of the organization as a whole, from that of individuals, and from that of the implementation team.
The implementation team evaluates the implementation process, while individuals evaluate their own experience. The organization as a whole evaluates the results and effectiveness of the implementation strategy.
Change Management Strategies
Here are examples of change management strategies.
1. Put people first.
Involve people in the change. Change is not just a process of information delivery, but also one of creating opportunities for people to find fulfillment in their work. Thus, increase their sense of ownership.
2. Provide information.
Provide everyone with the information needed to understand the change, so they can make informed decisions. For instance, let them know what you are doing, why you are doing it, and how it will affect them.
3. Monitor progress carefully.
There are still many issues that could derail an implementation or even destroy an organization if it is not done well. Besides, plan for problems by monitoring progress carefully and giving people feedback on how they are doing.
4. Promote change.
You must provide positive reinforcement for people who are making the effort to adapt to the change. Keep in mind that the change may be a difficult transition for some people. Others may be afraid of losing their job or being left behind in a fast-changing workplace.
5. Resolve conflicts.
Resolve conflicts between groups, team members, and individuals. Clearly define people’s roles and responsibilities in the new process, for instance. Also, make sure they understand how their new roles relate to one another.
6. Provide resources.
Give people what they need to succeed with the change, such as training and equipment upgrades. For example, provide them with support staff like counselors or mentors who can help them manage stress or resolve conflicts.
7. Be a role model.
Set a good example of the behavior that the organization expects from its employees. So if you are leading change, be a role model for the behaviors that support the change.
8. Provide incentives.
If management is not providing incentives for people to adapt to change, then create your own incentives or rewards. Give people positive feedback when they adapt to change in a positive way and remove rewards from people who are not adapting to change in a positive way.
9. Manage rumors and informal networks.
Lastly, consider how rumors and informal networks can help or hurt the process of implementing change. If they can be helpful, then encourage them; if not, then try to redirect them by providing more accurate information.