The organization of the future is arriving now
Change management is the people side of any organizational change—whether you’re fixing problems, responding to market trends, or taking advantage of new opportunities. It focuses on ensuring that your whole organization embraces a new direction and adopts and learns to work in different ways, often with the use of new technology.
In today’s world of constant change, success requires engaging the entire workforce, not just a handful of leaders. Your focus needs to shift to:
- Co-created change strategy
- Employee-owned implementation planning
- Communication focused on “talking” and not “telling”
These shifts will engage employees throughout the change process and lead to better, faster and more sustained outcomes. By inviting employees to be co-designers of organizational change, co-creation allows organizations to identify those needs. The interaction involved in co-creation nurtures stronger relationships among participants. Employees develop greater loyalty with the organization, both because co-creation stimulates positive interaction, and because this interaction results in a workplace experience more reflective of employees’ needs.