Change Management Methodology – the Big Question for Success
Okay, continuing the theme of change management, one thing jumped out at me. There is a lack of information regarding formal methodology for creating change. When you compare the formalized processes found for total quality processes and even project management – change management systems are lacking or just more unknown.
The reason this is important is because formalized systems allow for complete – wide and deep – coverage of change processes in an organization. At best, today’s change management occurs in the form of improvised solutions using a number of different methods – both proven and unproven relative to getting results.The research data I uncovered showed that consistent and structured change management approaches yielded greater tangible results and benefits for companies. The companies that had a structured methodology had a 45% higher success rate than companies without a repeatable system. In the case of change management, structured systems won more often than the improvised solution.
You might be thinking at this moment – why are you writing about this topic. Well, it’s simple in my mind. If you want a competitive advantage in the future, create a structured system for change management today. Gain an advantage in the marketplace using one of the key factors of success – managing change successfully.
If the research is showing that companies that have structured and systematic change management processes, with a designated leader for change management are getting higher levels of results and payback overall and especially from the change initiatives – then it is time to take this very seriously.
Do you have a system or methodology for change?
Do you have a designated champion for change?
Are you asking questions about what should be open to change?
How many change management projects are a work in process today?
If you answered No or None to the above questions, you have some major work to do starting now. Do not wait until your competitors have left you in their dust as they move to higher levels of performance and results. Start the process today and create your future.