Overcoming Resistance to Change: Strategies for Success

When implementing changes within an organization, it is important to let teams know what to expect and when to expect it. Be honest and clear in your communications, and let them know what is required of them and what communication channels they can use to ask ques

Overcoming Resistance to Change: Strategies for Success

When it comes to implementing changes within an organization, it is essential to ensure that teams are aware of what to expect and when. Being honest and transparent in your communications is key, as it allows employees to understand what is required of them and how they can provide feedback. It is important to remember that resistance is a natural response to change, but it can be minimized with the right tactics. To ensure that senior management is in line with the vision that underpins the change, it is essential to communicate details related to the project to stakeholders early on and often.

Identifying potential detractors and addressing resistance quickly is also important. With the right strategies, stakeholders can be part of the project's success, rather than those who undermine it. Before announcing a restructuring plan, leaders must lay the groundwork for employees to accept it. An ERP consultant can help you develop a change management plan that outlines strategies to communicate the importance of change and ensure that those who resist understand the consequences it will have for themselves and for the project if they continue to oppose it.

Using the example of the dramatic change at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the authors explain the inner workings of a successful change effort. This makes sense if several areas share some common characteristics, if many areas need to be transformed, if a linear approach would take too long, if trained implementers are available (or can be trained before needed) and the organization can absorb the changes. Netlogx is a strong partner that understands what it takes to manage change and has the resources to implement a successful effort. By including organizational change management in a project through a structured program and familiar language, risks can be mitigated and stakeholders can be part of the project's success.