How can your organisation manage business change and transformation? Bev Andrews from the Association of Change Management (ACMP) provides her top tips for organisations when it comes to managing change.
The Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) is a professional association dedicated to advancing the discipline of change management. ACMP is a global community offering members the space to learn, share and cultivate professional change practices and continually develop their skills, experiences and connections.
Change management is more important than ever before for individuals personally and professionally, as well as organisations who are facing constant and ever-changing business needs.
Change is often quoted as the ‘people side of the business’. It’s more than that - it enables individuals to build resilience and once reactions to change are understood, you can adapt, grow and support others around you. For businesses and organisations, it is about getting results, transitioning to a new way of operating, smoothly and with minimum disruption.
Change is more than a communications plan with some training thrown in - change starts with strategy and operational planning. It covers all aspects of a business and has an equal place at the table with operations, sales or finance. Change is not a soft and fluffy function that is only there to make people feel good, when delivered well, it provides value and tangible business outcomes.
This is an interesting question as digital technology means different things to different people and will depend on each organisation. Quite often with a traditional IT project, the changes to systems and their outputs are managed as individual projects and depend on the organisation’s project management maturity, degree of understanding of dependencies and how the system is used within the business operating model.
With digital technology you do need to understand the impact to the operating model - how will the data be used in real time and how is it going to impact the way your people work.
Digital transformation transcends across all teams and requires collaboration and visibility - there has been an increase in Agile ways of working and along with it, (think 12 month plan v 1-2 monthly tranches). New language, thinking and tools have been introduced - daily huddles, visual change boards, experiments are all elements associated with agile ways of working. However, the tools are adaptable no matter the scale of the change that the business is undertaking.
Top drivers of poor mental health in the workplace
The impact of the COVID-19 has meant a vast majority of the workforce has, to some extent, had to adapt to working from home to maintain social distancing - leaving us all more vulnerable to the mental impact of remote working and self-isolation. Added to this are the general health concerns aroundRead More
Maintaining the wellbeing of a hybrid workforce
When knowledge workers first switched to hybrid working en masse, many expected that more time at home (and less commuting) could only improve their mental health and wellbeing. But, for many workforces, the blurring of lines between home and work has taken its toll. With support from Harvard BusineRead More
Digitising your recruitment process
When you’re looking for new employees, face-to-face meetings tend to be the ultimate decider in whether you will hire someone to join your organisation. However, sometimes face-to-face meetings are not possible, and digitising your recruitment process can provide multiple benefits including speed toRead More
Come join our global team of creative thinkers, problem solvers and game changers. We offer accelerated career progression, a dynamic culture and expert training.