Imagine your organization is a few weeks away from launching a major change and being asked, "Are we ready?" If the answer isn’t a confident “Yes,” this three-word question can send a project team into a panic, distracting from important final tasks and causing Go-Live to be at risk. One way to avoid this scenario is by incorporating change readiness assessments into your change management strategy.
Your organization has made the decision to invest in a Source-to-Pay (S2P) technology and you have been asked to lead the selection project. The selection of a technology is typically a large investment, and you will be establishing a provider partnership that will last many years – it is critical that you select the right technology and partner. Recognizing this, you sit down to start thinking about your approach and quickly realize that selecting a S2P technology is a complex project that requires you to understand the needs of stakeholders throughout your organization along with the current functionality and capabilities of the S2P technology providers in the marketplace. How should you go about pulling together all of the information you need to effectively go to market? What questions do you need to ask of providers? Do you have a sufficient understanding of the technology to ask the right questions? How do you evaluate and compare the technologies?
Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying, “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” Change Management – much like gardening – is about approach and strategic planning for sustained growth and perennial success. Today’s top organizations large and small alike share the trailblazing characteristics of embracing change to improve processes, implement new technologies, and maximize resource performance. Nitor’s Change Management “horticulture” is rooted in the four-pronged organic engagement of Assessment, Communications, Development, and Alignment. This blended science of organizational change implementation not only captures the transitional journey from current to future state but also builds the framework to sustain continual growth post deployment.
Topics: change managment
Pack your bags! We’re traveling abroad! A global change initiative is a monumental and transformative undertaking for organizations with cross border trajectories. There may be layovers, several modes of transportation, or even a change in carrier before we arrive at our final destination. Upon arrival, we need to determine where to spend our time to get the best return on investment, which souvenirs to pick up, and which to leave behind to successfully clear customs.
BUCKLE UP! Change rarely goes as planned, but with proper planning and strategies in place, it can be a far smoother ride.
How many times have we approached Change Management white knuckled with fear of the twists and turns that lie ahead? Think about the last time you were in a theme park - Did you ride the biggest roller coaster in the park? If you did, at what point did you wonder about the safety belt? Change Management is much like that safety belt.