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Before You Act, Consider These Keys to Preparing for Change

Do you know how to prepare for change? The Prosci methodology begins not with change management application but with taking the necessary steps to understand the change and the organization itself before you create your change management strategy. Below are the key activities you need to undertake at the start of project (and change management) planning:

Do You Have Authority on Your Side?

Do you have a project sponsor named, but lack the true sponsorship you need to succeed?

Success Story: Danish Transport Company Increases Change Capability

DSV Global Transport and Logistics offers transport services worldwide and employs around 44,000 employees in more than 80 countries. In 2010, one DSV division with 10,000 employees around the world established a Business Change Management (BCM) unit. The vision of this unit was to ensure increasing competitive advantage for the entire division by continuously offering a centralized and strategic approach to project implementation and processes focusing on cost reduction and profit optimization.

“Launch and Leave” and Other Common Sponsor Mistakes

You may already know the ABCs of sponsorship—Active and visible participation, Building a coalition, and Communicating support to promote the change. And you might also know that the number-one contributor to change success is having an active and visible sponsor (it has been number-one for twenty years). But do you know what not to do when sponsoring a project?

3 Types of Change-Resistant Employees and How to Engage them

Employees fall into three groups when faced with change. Group 1 is open and willing to change and is often called the early adopters. Group 2 is uncertain and hesitant about change. Group 3 becomes entrenched and often will not change.

Success Story: Oshkosh Equips Managers and PMO with Change Management

Oshkosh Corporation is a global manufacturing company that designs and builds the world’s toughest specialty trucks, truck bodies and access equipment. A Fortune 500 company with manufacturing operations on four continents, its products are recognized around the world for quality, durability and innovation. 

Over the years, project leaders recognized that Oshkosh was good at building solutions to address business opportunities but could improve its approach to end-user adoption. After a few major initiatives encountered program restarts, there was a realization that in order for change to flourish, people must be engaged in change along the way, not just at the end. This recognition paved the way for a formalized change management approach. Since 2013, dedicated resources have taken the application of change management from one-project-at-a-time to integrating change management practices within existing methodologies (IT PMO, Lean/Six Sigma) and teaching team members how to lead and engage in change throughout Oshkosh Corporation.

4 Change Management Trends in 2020

How will organizations embrace change management this year? And next year? And the year after that? And how will the change management discipline respond? When we asked 1,778 change practitioners to tell us what they expect to happen from now until 2020, they identified the following trends.

How to Reinforce Change with Employee Feedback

Effective change management always includes reinforcement, but projects often overlook this step, even though it is critical to the long-term success of a change. In reality, your entire change management plan should include reinforcing efforts from the very beginning.

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