How to Effectively Manage Change with a Solid Change Management Framework
Master Change Effectively: Develop a change framework for continuous improvement.
Change is an essential part of business, and managing it effectively is crucial for any organization's success. As the Head of Change at Effective People, I believe that implementing change management frameworks is essential for the success of any change initiavtive. A framework that allows for individual and collective shifts, resonates with stakeholders and includes measurement to track success can drive continuous improvement and simplify processes. In this blog post, we'll explore the key components of a successful change management framework.
Why a Change Management Framework is Vital
A change management framework is vital for three main reasons:
1. Recognize the importance of time and support. Successful change takes time, and people need time and support to move from old to new ways of working. A framework allows for that and recognizes the space people need for individual and collective shifts. It takes them on this journey in a structured and scalable way.
2. Create a framework that resonates with stakeholders. Change needs to resonate and match the individual’s state of mind. A framework provides the flexibility to support movements effectively and consistently, whether in an individual user role or at the organizational level.
3. Measurement is key to change management. To proactively measure the success of change through the implementation lifecycle, a change management framework lends itself to include measurement. This allows organizations to track success and, more importantly, make adjustments as needed.
The Benefits of Effective People's Change Framework
The ultimate benefit of Effective People’s change framework lies in its integration with SAP Activate and our Base Model Approach. Change is being addressed and actively managed with the system implementation and rollout approach.
The cornerstone of this framework is engaged sponsorship. To drive and create lasting change, we need leaders to openly sponsor, endorse, and most importantly role model the new ways of working. In a SuccessFactors transformation, these behaviors are needed to emphasize the importance and significance of standardized processes and to be clear on when and where localizations are permitted and acceptable. This strategy achieves the simplification and efficiency most organizations are seeking and directs the right behaviors, creating long-term change.
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About the author
Finn Wichmann Lund is the VP and Head of Global Sales at Effective People.
Finn is a sales executive with extensive experience in international business development, with a focus on professional services/consulting services. He has a proven track record in developing business units – strategy and business development, sales excellence, increasing performance, building revenue, profit growth, and customer loyalty.