By Catherine Adenle
Executing or initiating change? First, take the time to plan every detail of the change. Start by exploring these 21 vital questions to ask before change management.
Throughout the life of any organization, they’ll be forced to implement changes. It could be for systems, processes, workflows, products or services. There are also mergers, acquisitions, competitions, new global change, new ideas to improve culture, management, employee relations, and all the other factors that can affect the overall success of an organization. These days, all organizations are constantly faced with the challenge of maintaining innovation while simultaneously keeping their competitive edge. Small Start ups spring up all the time and they are lean, mean and ready to swallow up any slow big fish.
So, as a leader or change agent, knowing how to successfully implement change in the workplace is a critical skill to have in any organization. The road to a successful change is littered with bumps and roadblocks. Knowing how to navigate the road and arrive at the right destination while carrying everyone along is vital. One of the most challenging tasks for managers is implementing a new direction for their organization and encouraging employees to get involved with the change.
It’s well documented that poorly planned change efforts will affect employees’ engagement and ultimately their productivity, thereby derailing any change effort. Before you implement a major change, ask yourself as the lead or the change agent these 21 vital questions to ask before change. Ensure that you answer the questions satisfactorily. if you are not sure of your answers, then share them with a well-respected mentor of yours in your workplace.
Next, with your truthful answers to these 21 vital questions to ask before change, develop a strong road map and communication plan to help initiate and execute the change. These 21 vital questions to ask before change will help you to define the need for change and develop a change vision and message that you will use to communicate the change. the answers will also help you to enroll and gain support and commitment for the change.
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