Change Management

Managing Change

Read in 2 min. An ideal and proven way of getting employees to embrace change
Hire James A. , a brainy Business Speaker from Sydney, Australia | Expertbase

James A.

A Business Speaker from
Sydney, Australia

James is available for projects both virtually and in-person.
Comments
50 Claps
1865 Words
3.46 K
In this era of increased competition and globalisation, organisations are undergoing change significantly and frequently. The success of these changes is dependent largely on how engaged employees are during this process.


The following is an ideal and proven way of getting employees to embrace change.


Consult

Obtain feedback from your employees via online surveys, focus groups, and one-on-one discussions on how they feel they'll be impacted by the change and on how they think it can be implemented effectively. Communicate the benefits that will come with this change and continue to communicate frequently throughout the entire process.

Xansa (India) is one organisation that communicates changes to employees before they're implemented by holding events such as forums and leadership updates.


Involve

Get as many employees involved in the implementation of the change. This may be involvement during the testing phase, playing a part in conducting the training, and possibly becoming a "subject matter expert". Anything at all that makes your employees feel as if they've contributed to the change will make them feel more like they own the change and less like it's been thrust upon them.

You might even like to take it one step further by making employees accountable for being initiators and drivers of change. For example, at 3M (the makers of post-it notes), 10 percent of revenues each year must come from new products. This performance indicator alone is enough to foster a culture where change is not only accepted but rewarded.


Advocate

Handpick a few of the most influential employees in your team, such as the loudest, most popular, most respected, etc. Find a way to get these employees in favour of the change and they'll start getting their colleagues on side as well.

Shamrao Vithal Co-operative Bank does a great job at turning employees into advocates. Their change management focus is to highlight the benefits of proposed changes so that their people become convinced that the change will make their work easier.

Whilst the process of implementing change can be very complicated, the method used to obtain employees' buy-in doesn't need to be so complex at all.
This Article is authored / contributed by ▸ James A. who travels from Sydney, Australia. James is available for Professional Speaking Work both Virtually and In-Person. ▸ Enquire Now.

Comments
Your thoughts matter - more than you can imagine.

More Articles by James
6 Free | Ad-Free | Full-Text Business Papers

More Articles written / submitted by James A.
Management

Unplanned Absenteeism

A few things that organisations do to reduce the chronic habit of unplanned absenteeism.
3 min
50
5.11 K
More Articles written / submitted by James A.
Recruiting and Search

Kiss Skills And Experience Goodbye!

In a world where finding talented people is hard enough and retaining them is even more difficult, employee engagement is more important than ever before. ...
9 min
50
4.11 K
More Articles written / submitted by James A.
Management

Management Lessons In Political Scandals

I love a juicy political scandal. That's probably why I'm so obsessed with politics. While other kids at school anxiously waited to turn 18 so they could ...
5 min
50
3.55 K
More Articles written / submitted by James A.
Motivation

Motivate Like A Master? Without Spending A Cent!

Intrinsic Motivation is the Key to Building High Performance
7 min
50
4.24 K
More Articles written / submitted by James A.
Human Resources

Top 8 Signs Your Workplace Needs Help

These are trying times. Companies are fighting each other over talented workers, budgets are being squeezed as the world economy struggles, and we've become ...
7 min
50
3.83 K
More Articles written / submitted by James A.
Management

Stop Making Decisions!

Hundreds of decisions are made in the workplace every single day. If just a fraction of these are pushed down by managers to employees, engagement levels will skyrocket...
5 min
50
5.54 K

More 'Change Management' Articles
3 more Articles that may interest you, too...

Graham Y. : Encouraging Successful Change
Change Management

Encouraging Successful Change

By Graham Y.
Two key dimensions to successful, and effective, change initiatives
10 min
50
5.25 K
David B. : The Winds Of Change Are Blowing
Change Management

The Winds Of Change Are Blowing

By David B.
We live in a very exciting time of the World's history. Great opportunities abound as innovation is so prolific. Thirty years ago innovation took place once a decade - now it takes place daily.
3 min
50
3.75 K
Graham Y. : Implementing Change Successfully
Change Management

Implementing Change Successfully

By Graham Y.
A challenge for most managers is to initiate or implement change programmes - and lead people through them, whether in the way they work or what they do. In this, lies one of your major challenges...
10 min
50
4.58 K
50
Back to top