Change Management as a Core Competency

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There has been a significant sea of change in business practices over the last few years. As a result, companies require change management as a core competency.

Organizational change management is training people to use tools, techniques, and the utilization of new technology to achieve recent business changes and outcomes.

We can accomplish this by the use of external consultancy and coaching. By targeting the organizational foundations and the individuals within it, practices can follow suit.

Organizations have to make massive changes within short periods. This method aids with successful personal transitions resulting in smooth and efficient organizational changes.

Competitive Advantage

In today’s rapidly changing business environment, organizations need to maintain their competitive acumen to stay at the top of their game.

Many organizations have seen their advantages eroded both locally and globally. The reason behind this is companies have perceived changes, particularly in management and staff practices, as tricky and challenging. The new economic world is forcing organizations to change.

Outside consultants, employed in a Change Management role, analyze core competencies, instigate new training regimes and produce best practice principles to help your organization react to change effectively and with minimal impact.

By involving all staff from the floor worker or salesman through middle management and the CEO, the aim is to mitigate or even prevent resistance to change. 

Historic Failures When Deploying Change Management as Core Competency

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Every organization can produce a list of historic change implementation strategies that have, for one reason or another, failed to the detriment of the organization.

Poor scheduling, overrun budgets, or just resistance from employees have caused many projects to fail in the middle. The costs accrued in both wasted time and financial outlay can be horrendously crippling.

Most of these failures could be avoided by employing specially trained consultants with the necessary change management skills. Failed change management has no place in today’s working environment.

The Future of Change 

Most organizations are in a constant state of change to improve productivity while maintaining or cutting costs.

New technology, work practice, or just changes in priorities all affect employees and their jobs.

Improving how your organization handles these changes and minimizes the significant impact on employees can only prove both beneficial and cost-effective in the long run.

Consistency Is Key With Change Management as Core Competency

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It may seem cost-effective to apply change management on a project-by-project basis. However, by adopting and deploying change across the whole company, the benefits will magnify significantly.

External change management specialists and coaches adopt a common approach in processes, technology, and even language. 

All these resources help to create a smoother flow of working practices and projects’ deliverance—basically all singing from the same song sheet.

Personal Competency

Managing change within a company usually falls to managers and team leaders who may not have the skills to implement change effectively.

External consultants and coaches can help build a team of specialist supervisors, teaching them the core skills required in communication and change implementation.

Many of these skills do not come naturally. However, a dedicated, exceptionally trained team within a company can be cost-effective for the organization and personally fulfilling to the employee. 

A Final Word

Today’s ever-changing world has impacted our lives both at work and at home. Historic practices, the fast-paced change in technology, or just resistance to changes holds many organizations back.

The need to successfully manage changes within an organization has never been as crucial as today’s business climate. However, building up the competencies and skills of management and leadership can only benefit organizations.

Change Management companies have the expertise to give your organization the proficient techniques required to move forward. Most importantly, it allows your company to handle change management quickly, skillfully, and efficiently.

Contact us to deploy change management as your core competency.

Klaus Knops

Klaus Knops

Klaus is an experienced manager, CEO and entrepreneur with over 30 years in the construction industry as a manager and consultant, having lived in Europe and Latin America.

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