More on the topic of change management. It cannot be stressed too much. Of course the need for change management is not the one reason for pushing change management awareness, how ever strange that might sound. The reason for stressing change management strategies is the number of targets, projects and organisational strategises that simply failed due to the lack of awareness. Having spoken to a procurement manager the other day about a savings project where the way to reach the goal is to enforce electronic order before placing an order he said: “what a way to say we don’t believe in your capability to do proper choices”. His idea was to rather give a budget, if the budget was 100 and you want to reduce the cost by 10% – give a budget of 90. In any ways – even if the case of the project mentioned here is not doubt – could it be that it is percieved as doubt internally? And is it likely that change come easy then?
In this article sharedserviceslink again write about the need for change management focus:
“The responsibility for managing the change is often loaded onto the Shared Services Director, who is already likely to be extremely busy – and probably doesn’t have the time to give the change management process the time and attention it deserves. Also, even the most experienced finance professionals might not have the right experience and training needed to deal with the people issues involved in change management.”
To read the full article go here: Tackling change management in shared services #sharedservices