The one thing that is constant in business today is change. This is why proactive change management is absolutely paramount to business success. Implementing the right changes at the right time is essential for any company to retain a competitive edge in the market. With our help, our clients can make the right changes, small or large, with the least risk and the greatest potential positive impact.
Making effective and meaningful change can be the difference between thriving or just surviving in today’s challenging and rapidly changing world of commerce. Utilizing a SMART change management model for your organization is crucial whether it involves changing company culture, team building, strategic planning, performance management, leadership training, communication, or addressing resistance to change.
How to Navigate Successfully with Organizational Change
For a company to get from point A to point B in the shifting winds and stormy seas of the changing marketplace, a business owner/executive team must run a tight ship, similar to sailing in rough waters. This is doubly important when racing against time or the competition.
Strategy: Short Term and Long Term
Some changes have to be done NOW to survive. Rapid adjustment may be required. Only so much water can be taken in! Other strategies can be mapped out and navigated over time. To be flexible and responsive to the shifting wind, and to proactively manage change effectively over time, is a measure of a company’s health, viability, and resiliency in the market.
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. Not everyone is suited to climb the main mast of the ship. But 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.
What Intelligent Organizational Change Might Look Like
Developing and implementing a change management plan might include the
- Restructuring, including revised or new job descriptions and training.
- Team meetings and creative problem-solving processes.
- New key performance indicators (KPIs) and the processes to measure and track them.
- The building of new or improved collaborative connections and cross-functional teams.
- Personality/instinctual patterns assessments to match the talent and “culture fit” of people to specific jobs.
- Functional analysis to take a good look at all the company functions and align them with the right structure and systems.
After looking thoroughly at the functions of the company, we co-create with ownership an organizational structure that leverages the company’s strengths and mitigates it vulnerabilities. We take all the different pieces and synergize them into one cohesive whole.
We Can Help with SMART Change Management
It is not whether to change that is the question, but rather how to make intelligent change meaningful and productive. We work with our clients to set and achieve the right goals efficiently. With our help, needed steps for change can be carried out in priority order to ensure a smooth and profitable transition. All change strategies are developed and implemented with owner/executive input and authorization.
With Business Whisperer, we will partner with you to chart the right course with change management. Contact us today to discuss your needs.