Organisations often believe that reaching a business decision – be it to implement a new IT system, standardise operational processes, improve employee engagement or even acquire a new business – is the hardest part.
Because implementation is the easy bit, right?
If so, then why do 70% of change strategy programmes fail?
‘How’ we implement is as important as ‘what’ we are changing.
Here are some of the challenges we help our clients address:
- Kick-off – we help leadership teams identify the best approach to implementing the change and agreeing the roles and behaviours required from them as change agents.
- Alignment – we support the leadership team in building a clear and shared understanding of what the change is, and providing simple ways for them to explain it.
- Readiness assessment – we identify potential sources of resistance and key enablers for our clients’ change. We then support the client in managing these factors and equipping people for the change.
- Stakeholder management – beyond the obvious stakeholders, we identify the key individuals and audiences whose support our clients cannot do without.
- Planning – our clients’ often find that a significant change creates a gravitational pull that draws other work, issues and priorities into the project. We help our clients manage what does and does not fall into the scope.
Able and How specialises in supporting clients from an early stage, by designing the best strategic approach for implementation, and assessing the organisation’s readiness. But we’re experienced and pragmatic enough to get involved at any point.
Our approach is grounded in the realities of your situation, because every change management programme is unique. Our diagnostic approach allows us to identify the issues and context of the change rapidly. We use bespoke workshops to assist senior executives in the design of the best approach. We build strategic plans to get you from ‘business as usual’ to ‘business as usual (new)’ milestones.