Because change is constant, organizations need to drive change through people rather than driving people through change. With the right communication and approaches, your employees can withstand drastic or even small organizational changes without a negative impact on business results. Learn about the need for and process of finding “change architects” to facilitate the organization’s movement through a change initiative, using “broadcasters” to communicate the change with stories and data, and having “coaches” to address the personal resistances of change. Accountability and ownership for change are diffused throughout the organization.
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Employees and leaders of today’s fast-paced business world say they’re overwhelmed by an ocean of constant change, with wave after wave tossing them intro stress, moving targets and competing priorities.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. When shifts in policy, administration, organizational planning and budgeting stress the workplace out, there’s a way to survive – and thrive – in the sea of change. When you become mentally tough, you become equipped and ready to surf tides of change, stress and competing priorities, and reach top performance for the entire organization.
A strategy-first mindset is your greatest resource for managing our highly unpredictable business environments. Rather tragedy or triumph, you have to expect the unexpected and be ready to capitalize on whatever comes your way. Start by becoming more strategic.
Explore the importance of self-awareness during change and how you can equip your people to handle change.
Enhance your knowledge of different change style preferences, develop an appreciation for change-style diversity, understand how to harness emotional intelligence to lead others through change, learn about tools to work more collaboratively through change, and discover strategies to prevent conflict when undergoing change.
In our most recent HCI Member Survey, we learned that developing change management skills is the top priority for HR professionals seeking to align their professional development goals with supporting their organization’s strategic priorities. This comes as no surprise, considering 80% of HR professionals say their organizations are in a constant state of change. Yet the statistics on successful change leave plenty of room for improvement. When we asked HR practitioners about their change efforts, only 15% reported that 76% to 100% of their change efforts were successful.
Change is the most common and universal currency. We age, settle down, uproot, and move through different phases of our lives, accruing different work and life experiences that shape our perception of the world. And candidly, we have no choice in the matter. We cannot remain static. In business, change defines and drives success, and those organizations unwilling to accept or evolve have found themselves unable to keep up (Blockbuster, Circuit City, Kodak, etc.).
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Our March, 2018 Talent Pulse Research shows that Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) is key in adapting to change, but businesses are finding that these plans often need to grow beyond their organizations and into the communities around them. As businesses forecast their talent supply and the skills needed for emerging roles, many find they must broaden their search for talent to keep pace with change.