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Change Management

Businesses compete in dynamic environments

Requiring them to change and adapt to remain successful. The organizational change process ranges from incremental to transformational. Incremental change occurs when organizations evolve and build upon their existing capabilities. Transformational change results in the modification of core systems, values, structure, or strategy. The complexity of transformational change requires a systematic and planned approach.
Change leadership intended to create intentional, comprehensive, and durable change forms an essential component of the leadership process. Leaders play a crucial role in creating an environment conducive to change and administrating the change process. The Logos change management systems utilize a participative approach that taps into the knowledge and insights of multiple organizational stakeholders. The Logos change management programs provide leaders with the insights, skills, and tools to lead enduring change, including the following:

1. Participants will appreciate and learn to avoid critical mistakes that inhibit the success of change initiatives. An understanding of the pitfalls that impede change provides a necessary first step to successfully implementing change.

2. Identify potential issues within your specific organization that inhibits change and create an action plan to address the problems. The scope of the change initiative and the context and culture of your organization significantly impact the process. A thorough understanding of these factors helps to remove barriers to change that may not be readily apparent.

3. Create a change team of the right people for the job and identify characteristics of people you may want to keep off your team. Strategically creating a team aligned with the change initiative provides a driving force required for success. A failure to develop a change coalition often derails the change program before it starts.

4. Develop a clear statement of what the outcome looks like and why the change initiative is essential to the organization’s success. People often fail to see the necessity for change even when the need is obvious. Often the need for change is apparent to top management but not the rest of the organization that must enact the changes. Creating an effective communication program mitigates the risk created by a lack of understanding.

5. Identify and mitigate roadblocks within the organizational culture and procedures that prohibit employees from taking the necessary actions to drive change forward. Employees often want to do the right thing but cannot due to old practices and policies that prevent them from taking action.

6. Identify the knowledge, skill, and abilities that employees will need to drive the change forward. People often continue to perform the old task well and avoid performing the new tasks poorly. To avoid this trap, you need to provide the information, resources, and support necessary for organizational members to perform the new tasks competently and confidently.

7. Take actions that generate the success and enthusiasm required to create momentum. Additionally, many change initiatives fail because employees are unaware of the successful changes. Effective communication drives change forward.

8. Embed the change into the organization’s culture, structure, and procedures to ensure the hard work pays off and the changes stick. Declaring victory too soon and failing to finish the process often results in old practices slowly creeping back into use.

Our philosophy and experience indicate that a one-size-fits-all approach to organizational change may not prove effective. The Logos change management programs provide three tested methods to enacting change based on the scope of the change initiative, the context and culture of the organization, and your comfort with the change method. We will work with your team to develop a change program that fits your organization and help facilitate the process.

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