Organizational Change can be described as “alteration of organization components to improve the effectiveness of the organization” is it externally or internally driven. By organizational components, we mean the organizational mission and vision, strategy, goals, structure, process or system, technology and people in an organization. When organizations enhance their effectiveness, they increase their ability to generate value for those they are designed to serve. Organizational change is needed to address innovations, new technology, shifting customer demands, and other critical business issues from both internal and external environments.
When you plan carefully and build the proper foundation, implementing change can be much easier, thereby increasing you rate of success. A wise move for management is to create a sense of urgency, recruit change leaders, build a vision and effectively communicate it, remove obstacles, create quick wins, and build on your momentum. If you’re too impatient, and if you expect too many results too soon, your plans for change are more likely to fail. JVS Consultants compiled few suggestions how to increase your success rate of change efforts:
- Create a common vision for change
- Strong executive leadership
- Strategy for educating employees
- Concrete measurement tool for progress
- Reward for success
Essential element of Organizational Change field is Change Management: in a nutshell it is the process which employs tools and techniques to manage the people-side of change to achieve the required business outcome. Managing the people side of organizational change can indeed present challenges that can be insurmountable without use of appropriate methodology.
It is crucial to mention that change management requires both an individual and organizational perspective: organizations do not change – individuals’ do. JVS Healthcare Consultants understands unique characteristics of adult learners and foresees possible challenges in that respect.
“Change is the only constant”
Heraclitus, Greek Philosopher