Restructuring Advisors

Change Management: Implementing Positive Change

Focus on Short Term Objectives

At Restructuring Advisors we know that there are certain principles that when followed create for more effective change management. Change management entails thoughtful planning and sensitive implementation, and above all, consultation with the people affected by the changes. Normally when change is forced on individuals problems arise. Change must be realistic, understandable, achievable and measurable. Prior to initiating organizational change, the following questions must be posed:

  1. What do we want to achieve with this change?
  2. Why and how will we know that the change has been achieved?
  3. Who is affected by this change, and how will they react to it?
  4. How much of this change can we achieve ourselves, and what parts of the change do we need help with?

We believe that during the early stages of change, organizations need to focus on short term objectives that work in concert with the long term or overall change strategy. We do not support manufacturing short-term wins as people will see through that as a veiled attempt to secure buy-in. However, setting targets where real wins can be achieved in bite-size chunks is a good way to build a foundation for the long term. It is important to celebrate the wins along the way. Remember to have your celebration match the win. Little win, little celebration. Big win, bigger celebration!

Call Restructuring Advisors today and we will be glad to share our thoughts with you on your change management plans.