Change Management is Execution Assurance

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The role of an effective change leader is not to question the validity of the decisions made by leadership, but to provide a roadmap for execution given the scope of the change and the organization’s capacity to deliver the intended result.  I utilize a 3-phase project management approach to leading change that can be scaled appropriately to meet the needs of your organization.

70

%

of change initiatives fail to reach their desired result

22

%

of employees believe their leaders have a clear direction

59

%

of change don't know what their company stands for

source:  Gallup

In order to ensure a proposed initiative has the potential to achieve its desired result, an initial assessment should be conducted to provide leadership with a clear understanding of the level of effort needed and any risks associated from an organizational standpoint.

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Conduct Impact Analysis

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Assess Scope of Change &

Organization’s Capacity for Change

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Align Assumptions Behind Initiative

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Establish Change Steering Committee

PHASE

1

Initial Assessment

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Create the Compelling Case for Change

2

PHASE

Implementation Plan

Working in conjunction with the project team dedicated to the new initiative, the change leader will create a project plan to ensure everything is in place and timelines are met to launch the initiative successfully and provide leadership with feedback along the way.

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Identify Stakeholder Groups and Create Change Coalition

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Create Communication Plan

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Identify Allies and Resistors

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Increase Manager's Ability to Lead Change

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Establish Key Metrics and Plan for Short Term Wins

PHASE

3

Execution & Results

As the initiative is launched, the change leader will monitor the Implementation Plan and the organization's reaction while providing leaders guidance and feedback on initail assumptions and recommended course corrections if necessary.

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Oversee Communication Plan

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Drive Sense of Urgency

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Create Momentum and Overcome Inertia

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Celebrate Short Term Wins and Recognize Successful Behaviors

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Ensure Incentives Are Aligned and Initiative Results Are Achieved

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