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Success Story: Global Manufacturing Organization Embeds Change Management

Human Resources leadership at a global manufacturing company recognized that to achieve the long-term goals of their department and the organization as a whole, they needed to proactively pursue a focus on the people side of change.

While the organization had a history of project management success , growing success led to significant growth goals with very big people implications. The leadership team within Human Resources knew that a change management capability would be necessary to accomplish the organization’s overall goals, yet they also knew that much of the organization was not yet ready to begin building this capability. In light of this, the department focused first on building an internal department change capability while also preparing for an eventual enterprise-wide capability build.

Change Management is Like Growing a Garden

As urban gardening continues to grow in popularity, people have become increasingly creative in how they leverage outdoor spaces. I've attempted to grow vegetable gardens for the better part of the last decade and I’ve learned many lessons the hard way. Each new growing season provides a unique set of challenges and countless opportunities to further cultivate my skills. As I’ve dug deeper into the disciplines of both gardening and organizational change, the parallels seem more apparent with each passing year. 

Change Management in 10 Minutes

Want to know how to engage your sponsors and increase their change management awareness? Below is a 10-minute overview of change management for executives, which provides the what, why and how of change management. Use this overview to help sponsors understand their role in change and become invested in making change management succeed.

Success Story: Multinational Logistics Organization Enables Growth Through Change Capability

Crowley Maritime Corporation is a U.S.-owned-and-operated marine solutions, transportation and logistics company providing services in domestic and international markets. Crowley is a complex organization made up of six business units with approximately 6,000 employees. It operates in over seven countries for over two billion dollars in annual revenue.

How to Implement Change Management on a Global Scale

In today’s global marketplace, organizations that can change more effectively domestically and abroad will increase their competitive viability, making a global strategy for change management a strategic imperative. Here are three keys to implementing change management on a global scale:

11 Elements of Successful Organizational Change Capability

Over the last few decades, the discipline of change management has emerged and evolved. What was once an ad hoc approach consisting of perhaps a communication plan and training plan has grown into a discipline driven by structure, rigor, process and deliverables.

Finish This Statement: We Should Embed Change Management Because...

Do you need to build buy-in for an Enterprise Change Management deployment at your organization? Complete this sentence: "We, as an organization, should work to embed change management and build organizational capabilities and competencies because..."

Success Spotlight: Leader of Change Management at Microsoft

Alistair Lowe-Norris leads the global strategy for Adoption and Change Management at Microsoft. Read the interview below to hear how he has seen change management grow at Microsoft and how he sees change management making a difference.

(Want to learn more about change management at Microsoft? Download the success story).

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