Friday, February 1, 2019

The Monthly “Change Insight” Book Tuning: Change Impact Assesment Feb. 2019

The change must be defined and evaluated in its base elements and associated benefits to be achieved via financial, market share, or productivity perspectives. 

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. Here is a set of blogs to address change impact assessment and measurement.

   Change Impact Assesment

Change Impact Assessment Change is the new normal with increasing pace. The only certainty leaders of organizations will have is that their business will change. It is only a matter of time. Either individually or at the organizational level, change readiness is an important indicator of the business competency. Corporate change can be a simple modification of strategy, a business process improvement or a more radical digital transformation. The change must be defined and evaluated in its base elements and associated benefits to be achieved via financial, market share, or productivity perspectives. The strong support for continuous improvement is an essential strategy. Overall speaking, Change Management has a very low success rate, how do you assess an organization that is ready for change? How can you optimize the process of change management to ensure it's effective rather than fluffy? How can you measure change readiness and result objectively?

Change Assessment and Measurement? The speed of change is accelerating, organizations are shifting from the industrial speed to the digital speed; from inside out - operation-driven to outside in - customer-centric. Change is no longer just a one-time business initiative, but an ongoing business capability. Change Management becomes one of the crucial management capabilities to accelerate strategy execution and improve business performance. But how to assess and measure change more effectively?

How do you Assess an Organization is Ready for Change?
Change is inevitable, and the speed of change is accelerating. However, adaptability and resourcefulness -the response to change are woefully underrated by business as keys to sustainability and success. How do you assess an organization that is ready for change? How can you measure change readiness? How do you engage with today's management and make them change themselves into the role needed today for modern Change Management? What is needed to be done in order to execute a successful change when you have a different level of leadership quality? And what are the further aspects of managing change successfully?

How to Measure Changes? We can only manage what we measure. Is change so hard because it’s so hard to measure Changes? Organizations have so much difficulty measuring change for a variety of reasons such as miscommunication, hidden agendas, unclear goals and mission, poor leadership, "doing the same things over and over and expecting different results." Change is a process with known/ controllable and unpredictable/unknowable variables. Change is ALWAYS happening around us at work and outside work. Perhaps the difficulty in measuring change management is that the very thing we are measuring is changing. There is an inherent oxymoron in the term change management. We want people to change, and manage or control at the same time. That's like trying to drive with your foot on the brake and the accelerator at the same time. So to put it simply, how to measure changes, or more precisely, the change outcomes?

The New Book “Change Insight” Introduction: Chapter 7 Change Assessment and Measurement? Change is inevitable, and Change Management is an important management discipline in running a contemporary and dynamic digital organization. If you could only manage what you measure, can you make an objective and practical assessment of your “Changeability,” what are the promises and perils of change measurement, and how to improve the success rate of the Organizational Change Management via a comprehensive assessment and tailored measurement?

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