There is nothing more difficult than the development of a change management strategy. It requires to be able to “read” the future, understand what would naturally happen, and then establish a strategy to influence the change that would happen naturally in order to:
2) Accelerate it
3) Avoid miscarriages
4) Minimize the cost of changes
5) Maximize the benefit of change
Every change of habits implies the integration of a change of ethics and a change of the customs that are natural in the context that is being changed. Changes have to be managed considering their size:
They are the changes that drive towards a higher level of structured action, responsibility or risk. Big changes require drivers and catalysts to be implemented. Big changes can be divided into structured medium changes.
They are those changes that seek for a more structured activity with lower risks. Medium changes cannot be divided into small changes.
They are changes that require no structural modifications.
Avant Garde Groups – “A” Groups –
Change agents are usually left behind after a change was successful. Avant Garde Groups were created to design and implement organizational changes. Thus the role of a Change Agent becomes virtual and is not affected after the changes are implemented. Change managers manage the change while “A” Groups do the changes.
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