For companies to succeed in today’s business environment, they need to adopt a rethought strategy to better meet customer demands and succeed on the long-term. This will impact on how the companies operate and affect every single department starting by the products supplied, services offered and the structure of the organization.
The most important aspect of the organizational changes is to start by getting the buying of employees and their feedback about what’s ahead. It is important to look at the way information is communicated to employees during a change which is sometimes is more important to them from the information itself.
Most studies confirm that if you are a leader trying to implement organizational change, you need to make sure your employees are on-board and motivated to help make changes happen.
- Start by updating them at every stage when you plan to kick-off the changes.
- Tell them what to expect during the transition period because the more you inform them and get them involved in the process, the more they will accept the changes and take things positively.
- Understand their fears and resistance for any change and work to converting them into motivation and value added to the company’s success.
- Involve everyone at all levels as the changes won’t succeed without broad engagement.
- Make every employee understand his part of the change.
- Make them feel that they are valued, included, and driven to help your changes succeed.
Finally, effective communication is the key driver to any organizational change that leaders should always rely on when leading any corporate transition.