Organizational Change Consulting

Organizational Change Consulting

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Because the one constant in business today is change, proactive organizational development with planned change management is paramount to business success. Implementing the right organizational structure, systems, and changes at the right time is essential to having a high performing business. With our help, you can create the right changes, large or small, with the least risk and the greatest potential positive impact.

The needs of a company change over time, and those forces which drive the change may be external or internal. External forces may be things such as market changes or technological advancements. Frequently, the drive for change is internal, such as with company growth. The systems and processes, communication methods, decision making methods, and the problem solving methods that work when a company is one size usually do not work when a company is another size. A company that chooses to capture a greater market share will need to put in place a structure and system that meets the new functional requirements. Mergers and acquisitions create in themselves obvious structural change requiring integration and reorganization. Corporate culture may also drive organizational change, as in the case of an untenable or unproductive climate needing to be remedied or transformed

How to Navigate Successfully with Organizational Change

In order to meet the challenges of a shifting market and the changing demands of that market on a company’s resources, time, and people, leaders must first clearly understand where they are now (See Business Analysis) and where they want to be. Empowered with that clarity, a business owner/ executive team can then plot the course for creating a highly focused, efficient organization that is flexible and responsive to the market, to its employees, and to its customer base. Companies that do not make these changes will be left behind, and their market share will be increasingly absorbed by their competition.

 

Strategy: Short Term and Long Term

 

If a company’s leadership fails to see the need for change coming, or to respond proactively, they may find themselves – all of a sudden – in an organization that needs to change NOW! If revenue is down, profitability in the toilet, or cash flow a problem, changes have to be made immediately in order for a company to survive. Similarly, if people are fighting in the halls, walking out on the job, or engaging in more subtle but no less significant behaviors indicating disengagement, low productivity, and discontent, then something somewhere needs to change quickly. Rapid adjustment of people, methods, and strategies may be required to breathe new life into operations. Left unattended, these problems can bring a company down.

On the other hand, if you see the need for change coming, you can plot a new course that unfolds over time to proactively solve these problems.

 

The Team: Individual and Team Performance

Individuals must be directed to carry out roles that match their strengths and the changing needs of the company. It will not work to put a round peg in a square hole. Everyone must be in the right place, with their strengths matched to the needs of their assignment on the team. Individual performance must be harnessed into a smooth team process that produces desired results consistently through all changes required.

 

Coordination: Methods, Systems, and Roles

Measuring results for all methods, systems, and roles is critical to accurately track progress. Measurement must also be coordinated with intelligent situational and proactive problem solving in order to produce reliable productivity, efficiency, cost control, and accountability. Collaboration, teamwork, and knowledge sharing must be vitally present at all times.

 

How to Navigate Successfully with Organizational Change

In order to meet the internal or external challenges that a company is facing, leaders must first clearly understand where they are now (See Business Analysis) and where they want to be. Empowered with that clarity, a business owner/ executive team can then plot the course for creating a highly focused, efficient organization that is flexible and responsive to the market, to its employees, and to its customer base. Companies that do not make these changes will be left behind, and their market share will be increasingly absorbed by their competition.

Making effective and meaningful change can make the difference between thriving or just surviving in today’s challenging and rapidly changing world of commerce. Utilizing a strategically designed organizational development and change management model for your company is crucial to continued business success. Whether it involves changing company culture, team building, strategic planning, performance management, leadership training, communication, or addressing resistance to change, doing this work consistently and effectively will separate the winners from the losers in the game of business. See Jerry’s blog The SMART Path to Organizational Change.

 

What Intelligent Organizational Change Might Look Like

Developing and implementing a change management plan might include the
following:

Functional Analysis to take a good look at all the company functions and align them with the right structure and systems

Co-creating with ownership an organizational structure that leverages the company’s strengths and mitigates it vulnerabilities

Restructuring that may include new or revised job titles and descriptions, and training for those new jobs

New/ clarified Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for each functional area of the company, and the processes to measure and track them.

Personality/ instinctual patterns assessments to match the talent and “culture fit” of people to specific jobs.

Team meetings and creative problem solving processes.

Building new or improved collaborative connections and cross-functional teams.

 

We take all the different pieces and synthesize them into one cohesive whole to create an optimized structure and systems for performance improvement.

 

We Can Help with SMART Change Management

It is not whether or even when to change that is the most significant question, but instead what changes will be most effective in getting your organization to where you want it to be. With our help, you can raise your company’s performance to the next level by making change an exciting challenge that can and will be fully met with success.

With Business Whisperer, we will partner with you to make change work. Contact us today to discuss your needs.

 

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