Organizational Change Management

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Organizational Change Management

People must understand the foundation for changes.  Stakeholders without proper information, education, awareness and buy-in can become barriers.  Communication is also a two way street; it involves sharing of information between the parties.  A solid communication plan shares information and provide venues for feedback and recommendations. 

Change management is an activity that occurs throughout the life cycle of process improvement.  Managing change requires planning, discipline and effective communication among the entire project team.

 

The MAXIMUS approach to change management uses a structured methodology for integrating change and creating an environment supportive of change throughout the organization.  Without structure, change still takes place, but it occurs on an ad hoc basis, change without foresight, tends to be reactive, and can result in chaos.  In managing change MAXIMUS recommends an organized, systematic application of knowledge, tools, and resources of change to provide organizations with a key process to achieve improvement.  A rigorous change management strategy or plan is essential to predict the issues and problems at each stage of the introduction of new initiatives and to assess how implementation will affect the environment as a whole.  Any change to one part of the project operations has an effect on other components of the operations.  Change management strategies for effective communication to stakeholders of changes in policy, practice or service delivery are necessary to facilitate "buy-in" and to minimize disorder.