Steps in a Change Management Journey

As a leader you may be involved in several initiatives that require change in your business or organization. Navigating your way through the change process you will require key leadership traits.

Be purposeful. Having those impacted by the changes involved in purposeful and productive activity is essential for the initiative to have traction and be successful. Have the changes have meaning. Take the time to communicate at every level of your business and organization how the change will likely impact day-to-day operations and the intended benefits associated with the change.  Be clear that unintended consequences are likely and these will be addressed as they are identified. Keep it simple. Introduce one change at a time and reinforce the change throughout the business or organization ensuring it is taking place and having the desired outcomes. Recognize the success. Congratulate your team and the employees impacted by the changes on the success of the process.  Recognize individuals for the work that has been done. Follow-up. Have a feedback process in your change management initiatives. Track and change what need’s to be improved. Change must be viable and desirable.

Business Change, Marie-Helene Sakowski