30 considerations for change management
Some organizations seek change and some resist it. Both need to plan and manage change whenever possible. Sometimes change management is addressed explicitly, and sometimes change management techniques are incorporated as part of a project rollout. Contractors who carefully plan and of changes can appear to offor greater value, develop more trust, demonstrate insight, and prove that they are a considerate partner.
Change management considerations
- What is the nature of the change?
- Why change?
- Why change now?
- Is the change a familiar change or an extreme change?
- Is the impact of the change expected to be minor or major?
- Can the changes be rolled out in a steady, predictable manner?
- How much repetition will be necessary for employees to get acclimated to the change?
- How can you ensure there is a clear understanding of the reasons the change is being implemented?
- What are the key aspects that you will focus on to ease the transition?
- How can you involve stakeholders in creating the change so as to help them respond more favorably?
- How do the changes relate to the organization’s ability to fulfill its mission and goals?
- Who will be impacted the most by the changes?
- How can you parcel out complex ideas in such a way that stakeholders can understand and absorb them?
- How can you diversify the way you package new ideas to encourage stakeholders to pay close attention?
- How can a sense of stability and a vision be instilled as the change is enacted?
- How can you incorporate cultural diagnostics to identify conflicts and define factors that can recognize sources of resistance?
- What are the training needs that are driven by the change?
- When and how do you plan to implement training procedures during the rollout of the changes?
- How can you create accountability for stakeholders?
- What short-term targets can be set to aid in the transition?
- How can you prioritize change initiatives to avoid change fatigue?
- Are the resources allocated for implementing the changes sufficient for completion?
- What risks do you anticipate related to the changes and how do you intend to mitigate them?
- Will there be any overlap between the current state and the changed state?
- Is it possible to roll back the changes once implemented?
- How will you monitor status and progress during the rollout of changes?
- How will status and progress be communicated to stakeholders?
- How much notice or preparation time will be given to stakeholders prior to changes?
- How will resource requirements change before, during, and after the changes?
- How long will it take to realize the anticipated benefits of the change?
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