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Have Conversations to Engage Employees in a Change Initiative

When an organization is about to launch a change initiative, it is wise to engage employees in conversations about that change. Sharing information – such as why the change has to happen and the future vision of the organization after the change is implemented – enables employees to begin to adapt to the change that […]

Plan Ahead to Introduce Change

Increase your chances of engaging a broader group of stakeholders

When leadership plans ahead before introducing change within the organization, they are more likely to engage a broader group of stakeholders in that change. When a broader group of stakeholders is engaged, there is an increased likelihood of the change being successfully adopted within the […]

Three Ways to Use Communication to Break Through Barriers in Change Initiatives

There are many barriers to implementing change – both for the organization and the individual. Examples of barriers to implementing change are:

Organizational barriers

Individual barriers

Past change initiatives that went poorly or failed Lack of engaging of employees Lack of sufficient communications/ failure to communicate effectively Lack of executive support for change Too […]

Is Your Organization Change-Savvy?

Change savvy organizations recognize that change is a natural part of the organization and that it must be managed. They understand that change management is a competency and ensure that individual contributors up to the leadership team have that competency in order for change to be successful. They also understand that change is difficult – […]

Prepare for Change Initiatives Early

Preferably before the project kicks off!

Change initiatives require significant preparation before actually moving forward with starting the initiative. During this preparation time, the following should be done within the organization:

Assess the readiness of employees for the change. Develop a change management plan for how change will be managed and employees engaged throughout the […]