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Change management strategies 'must be well-defined'

12 February 2010

Businesses have been urged to make sure that their change management plans are clearly defined and equipped with understandable goals.

According to eWeek Europe, a poorly planned change management strategy is "potentially disastrous" for any organisation.

The website notes that many of the problems associated with such programmes stem from a lack of comprehension among employees.

In the words of Gartner Research analyst Jim Duggan, businesses have often been hindered by "a definitional swamp around change, release and configuration management".

For this reason, it is important that any interim managers or other senior figures overseeing a change process set out exactly how their plan will function and what it aims to achieve.

The website also suggests that using change management software to automate processes will only be successful if the necessary organisational steps have already been taken.

A recent study from research institute Roffey Park identified a direct link between the way organisations practice change management and their strategic success.


Categories: Commercial

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