Laying the foundation of your future success
The goal of every change management process is the sustainably successful introduction of change throughout the company. In this case, innovations or changes are implemented across different company dimensions by means of a sensitive change management project.
- Why is change important?
As long as the necessity of the change is not understandable and comprehensible for all concerned, acceptance will not arise! In order to support project success at an early stage, the goals must be clear and supported by everyone.
- What can I implement when?
It is important that the conceptual design and the technical implementation for the realization are realistically planned right from the outset. This is the only way to achieve intermediate timeline and budget goals – and to celebrate them as partial successes.
- How do I involve as many people as possible in the solution?
In order to achieve the greatest possible success, key stakeholders must be involved in the project at an early stage. In particular, stakeholders should not be confronted with decisions made in advance, but should be involved in the decision-making process. When introducing a workforce management system, for example, it will be vital to integrate planners, HR officers and IT people, as well as employee representatives into the project and to work with all of them in designing the future solution. Overall, all affected employees should be able to help shape the project.
- How and when must I inform whom?
All the respective communication activities such as flyers, newsletters, information stands and events must be derived from the project objectives. Attention must also be given to the proper and expedient coordination of the different media, contents and events.
- How do I empower my employees?
Employee acceptance of the new business processes and tools is a key prerequisite for project success. This can only be ensured if employees are specifically trained, introduced to and familiarized with the changes.
- How will the project succeed?
In order to achieve the sustainable success of the project, it is also necessary to consistently pursue the further implementation. In this context, the synchronization of all activities and the expedient monitoring and controlling of priorities are of particular importance.