Organizations dealing with rapid changes are often plagued with inconsistencies that limit production and produce erratic results. So why not devise a plan to stop wasteful practices and become more productive? Sounds easy enough, however gaining employee acceptance of a new approach can be extremely challenging. Two key elements must be considered for a large-scale project such as this to be a viable option: behaviors and change management.
Winning over the hearts and minds of people is often cited by management as the most formidable barrier to success. It starts with a clear understanding of why proposed changes are in the best interest of the company, community, etc. In-depth training programs and one-on-one coaching can instill the right mindset in the workplace.
Successful change management is a priority in organizations of all types and sizes – from capital construction to information technology, from new product development to regulatory compliance, and virtually everything in between. In our years of experience, we have learned that a hasty change initiative coupled with poor communications is a recipe for disaster. Companies that typically rise to the top are the ones that dictate the speed of change and treat it as a process instead of a single event.