Changes are inevitable. So, you have
to be always prepared whenever a change takes place in your business,
so you can handle it accordingly. Once you successfully handle business
changes, you wouldn't have a hard time executing necessary
transformation. Such is one way of handling and organizing business
changes. And the end goal would be: proper business management and
Changes are Critical: Get Things Done the Intelligent Way
Growth of earnings is unpredictable. More so, the so called business stability can be shaken once in a while due to unexpected circumstances. Some unexpected circumstances are: market transparency, global capital flows, labor mobility, and immediate need for communication and competition.
These scenarios can be very capricious as they always open opportunities for changes. Yes, in business, change is a constant thing. That is why from the intelligent and calculated words of professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter of Harvard Business School your company should develop "a culture that just keeps moving all the time." Otherwise, you wouldn't manage to handle changes and will just directly hit you down.
To Handle Business Change, Devise Strategic and Tactical Plans
Change management can also be done once you successfully developed and devised strategic plans. Afterwards, plans don't just end up as plans, they should be realized through collective actions of employees who can be responsible in creating, designing, and implementing the created plans to cope with the changing business environment.
The Structure of Plans that Are Transformational in Nature
There are four characteristics of the structural transformational long-term plans and these are:
1. the scale or the effects caused by changes to all or most of the business enterprises
2. the magnitude which requires relevant alterations of the status quo
3. the duration which could last for months and possibly last for years
4. the strategic importance
Identifying the four characteristics is half the battle won. However, the complete success of handling and managing business changes take place only when the changes happen in the level of individual employee.
The work force reaction towards changes is the driving force in executing the devised strategic and tactical plans. Getting every team of an organization works as one is the primary challenge that CEOs, presidents, and owners of companies have to achieve to eventually handle the changes that inevitably take place.
And so, organizing your business especially in handling changes start by leading the workforce at the same time realizing the sense of values and identity of the business culture toward obtaining commitment, performance, and constant stability of your business.
About the Author:
The Revere Group are your organizational change management experts. Art Gib is a freelance writer.