Saturday, April 14, 2018

The Monthly “Change Insight” Book Tuning: Change Practices and Mechanism Apr. 2018

Change is inevitable, organizational change has become a common practice within an organization, but too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. This is the bureaucracy’s way of meeting the challenges. A digital transformation is achieved via dynamic Strategy-Execution-Change lifecycle management, though it is not all linear steps, but an iterative, ongoing and upgoing change continuum. How to leverage change practices and the mechanism to improve Change Management success rate?

Change Practices and Mechanism
How to Handle The Buy-in Cycle of Change Management Generally speaking, Change Management has very low percentage of success rate due to varying factors such as static mindsets, poor processes or bad timing, etc. The big “WHY” about change is always fundamental because change shouldn’t be for its own sake, it must have a clear business purpose or a progressive goal. From Change Management perspective, handling the buy-in cycle is an important step or the prerequisite for managing a successful change effort effortlessly.

How to Leverage the (PRY) Feedback mechanism for Improving Business Effectiveness and Efficiency? Running businesses today is complex as there are so many variables that determine the success of the organization. Businesses have to keep tuning those important business factors, make continuous improvement. Therefore, feedback and feedforward are important to run a successful business for the long term, because feedback is aimed to move forward, they are important to avoid repeating mistakes of the past. Rather, either individually or collectively, we should learn from the past, and develop towards a better future. But more specifically, how to leverage the PRY feedback mechanism for improving business effectiveness and efficiency?

Manage Change as Continum, not Conundrum Digital disruptions are inevitable, and digital transformation is unstoppable. Nowadays, change happens nonlinearly with increasing pace. Organizations shouldn’t just respond to them in a reactive way or perceive change as a conundrum. The successful businesses are the ones that can manage change fluently in a structural way, they have learned WHY to change, WHEN change is called for, decide WHAT to change, WHO are change agents, WHEN to change, and HOW to change effectively, manage change not just as linear steps, but an iterative continuum and build change as the differentiated business capability..

Change Management from Buy-in to Enrollment? Business Change Management is managing everything that is necessary to get people to adopt new ways of working such as stakeholder management, communications, process or organizational change, training, business readiness and technical change management, etc. Compared to the business world 20 years ago, the speed of change is increasing, and digital ecosystem has become more complex and dynamic, Change Management also turns to be more complex, that’s perhaps part of reasons why the failure rate of Change Management is so stubbornly high. Leadership is an important success factor in managing changes, from buy-in to enrollment, how deep should leaders involve in?

How to Mentor Human Side of Business via Change Management? Change for all of us is inevitable, some of us get it quicker than others. So the challenge for organizations is to recognize who their people are and where these talented professionals can contribute to the business success and feel valued along the way. From change management perspective, what's the psychology behind the change? What are the principles to manage change? What would be a good way to empower change capabilities? And how to mentor human side of business via Change Management?

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