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CHANGE MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING
enVista’s change management consulting team works hand-in-hand with your project team to execute the change management plan through each phase of a project, as well as provide tailored training sessions.
As a top change management consulting firm, enVista utilizes an array of assessments to customize a change management strategy to the size of your change. Our strategy shows you the level of risk the project poses to the organization, how to structure your change management team, and how to properly scale communication, coaching, resistance management, training and sponsor plans for the change.
Effectively guide your team through the implementation and adoption of new processes and technology with enVista’s Prosci® certified change management experts.
Envision a business transformation and prepare and execute supply chain changes to achieve your vision.
Reduce or eliminate the extra cost of having to redesign, retrain or rework at the end of a poorly managed implementation.
Our change consultants work with you to proactively identify areas of resistance to change initiatives and plan tactics to prevent it.
Leverage our library of planning and execution templates to effectively communicate change, coach employees about their career paths and monitor the effectiveness of the program.
Mitigate risk associated with change, complete projects on time and on budget, create a better customer experience and reduce productivity loss and attrition.
Learn how to achieve maximum ROI on Supply Chain Execution projects with a change management program
Maximize your WMS implementation success with change management. Learn why change management is critical for a smooth transition.
enVista’s approach to Change Management ensures faster delivery of the solution by catalyzing employee adoption.
On average, 75% of supply chain execution project benefits and ROI are dependent on employees fully adopting change.
Change management addresses the people side of change using a structured process and a formal set of tools that lead people to embrace a new way of doing things. Think about how much of your project requires employees to do their job in a different way in the future state in order to achieve the desired organizational benefits and project objectives.
This includes everything from using new systems, tools and processes to changes in job roles or critical behaviors. If these benefits and objectives are highly dependent on a person changing how they do their job every day for the last several years, you’re going to need a well-designed change management strategy to guide them through the transition.
It’s likely your project requires many people to change at once, and it’s important to remember that they are all individuals with their own backgrounds and past experiences with change (both positive and negative). Keep in mind that resistance is the natural reaction to any change. So, it’s important to understand the full scope of the change, who will be affected, and in what ways they will be affected so that you can take the correct steps to guide each individual through the transition.
Effective change management goes beyond making an initial announcement of the change, training before go-live and hoping the employees then perform their job in the new way.
A portion of your project may rely on the installation of a new system or piece of equipment that will increase efficiency and maximize profit. But unless that system or equipment is fully autonomous, people are going to play a role in the proper use of each for them to work as designed. New processes must be followed, new schedules adhered to and responsibilities carried out.
An effective change management strategy will help you capture the people-dependent portion of ROI by ensuring your employees are equipped to transition from what they do now to what they need to do in the future to achieve the desired project objectives. These new systems and equipment, when operated properly by the people who need to use them, will then improve your operations and give you the results and ROI you set out to achieve.
Fear of job loss, added responsibilities, and loss of power can all cause employees to show resistance in a variety of ways. This can manifest as a drop in KPIs, excessive absences, missing meetings, verbal pushback or the resignation of impacted employees. The longer employees hear rumors of what is coming, the more likely misinformation will spread and have a negative impact on productivity. While resistance may be a natural reaction to change, you can mitigate the duration and overall effect it can have on day to day business.
Putting in place a proper communication plan that provides the right message to the right groups, delivered by the preferred senders at the right time will reassure those affected by the change and highlight the positive aspects for both the company and the individual. The proper planning and execution at the beginning of the project will help employees ease into the transition and minimize impact to current operations.
Research has shown that projects that implement thorough, customized, scaled change management are up to six times more likely to meet or exceed objectives within their projected timeline and budget.* By proactively addressing the needs of the impacted groups, we can reduce the amount and/or effects of resistance.
Reaching out to employees early, showing them the benefits of the project and getting them involved with a stake in the success of the project can be the difference in catalyzing adoption and usage versus having pockets of resistance that slow the progress of the project and incur more costs due to re-training, re-work, or re-design.
For a typical supply chain project, we estimate that approximately 78% of benefits and objectives are dependent upon human beings performing their job differently in the future state.** This can vary depending on the type of change being implemented but generally speaking, success relies heavily on employees using the new processes, systems or tools in the manner we’ve designed them to be used.
This is why it is so important to not only have good project management but also a robust change management strategy to focus on the human side of change. You can install and configure for months, but if the people who will be operating new systems and following new processes have not embraced and adopted the changes, those efforts will not produce the targeted ROI.
How different from current operations is your desired future state? Are you going from a manual environment with seasoned workers to one that will require proficiency in new technology? Does the change affect a large group of people or multiple departments?
Keep these things in mind when considering how important it is to incorporate organizational change management. The more complex the change, the more work you will need to do to ensure everyone impacted company-wide is on board and supportive of the change.
Employees who have seen the organization handle change well in the past will have a high level of confidence that the organization will do a good job of implementing future changes. However, negative past experiences generally lead to increased resistance with any additional changes that are introduced.
What will make this time different? Will the organization invest in not only new technology or processes but also the individuals that will make them work? Or will everyone be expected to fall in line without a full explanation of why this is happening or any reassurance that they are seen as an integral part of the success of this change?
The change management process works by focusing on guiding individuals through a set of change milestones that ultimately lead to full adoption and usage of the new way of performing their jobs. Organizations can drastically increase the probability of success for a change being successfully implemented. Effective change management ensures people feel prepared, equipped and supported.
To do this, enVista’s change management consulting starts by assessing the change characteristics of the project and your organizational attributes to evaluate the magnitude of risk. Large, disruptive changes to an organization that is change resistant will require much more change management than a small, incremental change in an organization that has had success with change in the past. Based on our findings and analysis, we’ll develop a change management strategy, prepare the change management team and create your sponsorship model.
Then, with a thorough understanding of the details of your project and organization, we build customized, scaled change management plans that help employees achieve specific milestones at the appropriate point in the project timeline. We work with you to implement these plans that will:
After go-live, it’s important to have activities in place that will sustain the change for the long term. We’ll collect and analyze feedback, diagnose gaps or lingering resistance and recommend ways to take corrective actions and celebrate successes.
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If your project involves people going through a transition from how they do their jobs today to a different set of tools, systems, processes, roles, or mindset in the future state, change management becomes a must have–not something that’s just nice to do. enVista’s change management consulting team can help with this process in a few vital ways.
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