David Burnie shares a post from his company blog that identifies six change management guidelines designed to help manage change effectively.
While they say that nothing in life is certain except death and taxes, this proverb is missing another of life’s key inevitabilities: change. As highlighted by the current COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world, business and organizational change can be both planned and unplanned. Regardless of what instigates change, it must be properly managed for success.
Not everyone enjoys change. In fact, most people do not. There is a variety of psychological, social, environmental, and cultural reasons for why people don’t enjoy change, but that’s a moot point –organizations often need to change. Thus, they must be able to manage the fact that people resist change.
To this end, here are six best-practice guidelines that organizations can follow for effective change management.
Change only what’s needed
Change is important to organizations – it ensures they stay current, continue employing best practices, seize opportunities when they present themselves, and succeed in the competitive landscape. However, one of the most effective ways of managing the change process is by regulating the pace of change, – changing only what’s required to succeed.
While this might seem counterintuitive and beyond the control of the individuals setting out to manage the change process, it rings true if you consider the underlying message behind this statement.
The remaining points covered include:
- The single source of the truth
- Public timelines
- Change champions
Read the full post, 6 Ways to Manage Change More Effectively with Your Team, on the Burnie Group’s website.