2020 has been a good lesson for all on change. COVID19 changed our workstyle and lifestyle. ‘Were we good at managing that change?
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything”
George Bernard shaw
Nobody anticipated COVID. Nobody was ready for it. Everyone just endured it. Hardly anyone managed it well.
Change comes in many forms. Some are planned, other unplanned. Some changes benefit us, and we accept them quickly. Often, we are forced to accept it. Some changes are internally driven; others externally. Here are a few examples.
- Production: When new technology and process used
- Sales: Increasing focus on online channels
- People: When certain functions are outsourced
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Restructuring, downsizing or rightsizing
- Systems: When the company move to a new ERP software
Importance of Readiness to Change
Change is a part of growth. When an organization is not changing, it is not growing. So, organizations must be ready to embrace change, deal with it and value it, and where necessary, promote it.
If the staff are not ready for the change, the consequences can be disruptions in operations, unfinished projects, and lower productivity. So, it makes business sense to build the organizational readiness to change.
Change Management Training
The practical way to build organizational readiness for change is to train your staff. Training offers several benefits.
- The employees will appreciate the need for change. Resistance to change will be less.
- The employee will have the skills of the for implementing change programs
- The company can minimize disruptions in its planned activities and improve productivity
Future Options offer Change management program for Managers and Supervisors. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org