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Change Management

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Note: this article was first written by our colleagues at Solve HR, before Solve HR joined Law At Work in March 2020. We have imported this...

In the modern world of business nothing stays the same so organisations are finding that they are having to change and adapt to keep up with challenges of growth, economic downturns, technological changes, government legislation, competitive and customer pressure. Although organisational change is increasingly the norm there is a high failure rate as less than 60% of re-organisations meet their key objectives. Effective Change Management is, therefore, crucial in order to avoid key issues such as loss of market position, reduction in staff engagement and moral, loss of key employees and loss of stakeholder credibility. Managers have to be able to effectively introduce and manage change to ensure the organisational objectives of change are met, and that they gain the commitment of their people, both during and after implementation. As well as effective leadership, HR has an important part to play in facilitating a successful organisational change as they can help to establish two-way communication and active participation with employees to help overcome resistance. HR can also help to identify skills gaps, training needs, new posts and working practices. They can also negotiate and engage with stakeholders ultimately helping people to cope and adapt to the changes. At Solve. we have helped clients to design and deliver successful organisational changes through effective change management. We work closely with organisation leaders and staff to ensure that changes meet key objectives and are implemented smoothly and effectively. If you are considering making changes to your organisation then contact Solve. for further advice.

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