Change management is a tough job and nobody likes to be the punching bag. Forget organization-wide change, managers pray that the clients do not ask for last-minute changes. What to do when you, as a leader, must implement changes? In this article at Project Management.com, Emily Luijbregts shares 5 mind-blowing tips to become the master of change management.
Master of Change Management: Is It Possible?
Change management can be formidable for numerous reasons—resistance, fear of failure, withdrawal of stakeholder support, etc. Following are the 5 tips you should consider while performing change management:
People find it unsettling when you implement changes, but you must keep up with the change to be relevant. Since you are the leader of change, proactively communicate and bring about transparency among involved parties.
People accept changes when they see the intrinsic value in them. The more you cater to their interests and needs, the more support you get. So, before selling the idea, find out the value the parties will derive out of the proposed changes.
Getting the Message Across:
The best way to put in place change management is effective communication. You do not have to set a meeting to get your message across every time. A recent idea was to use screensavers to relay important company statistics for user engagement.
Being the Preacher as well as the Practitioner:
People will follow you when you set an example by embracing the changes yourself. They will support your change management efforts when they see you toil along with them.
Seeking New Approaches:
Though two companies launched the same type of products, only one appealed to the users. The main differentiator is that the winner tried out different approaches before finalizing the product. So, to be successful in managing change, do not hesitate to fail.
To view the original article in full, visit the following link: https://www.projectmanagement.com/blog-post/47854/Are-you-a-Champion-of-Change–What-can-you-do-to-be-one-