Weekly Roundup: Change Management
Posted on: May 21, 2015

3 Strategies for Effective Change Management in the Digital Workplace

http://www.bmc.com/blogs/three-strategies-for-effective-change-management-in-the-digital-workplace/, April 29, 2015

Mr. Rixon addresses the change management challenges facing organizations with the introduction of new and disruptive technologies.  For enterprise-wide upgrades to an existing system, it is imperative that organizations create a strategy to manage how the workforce will adjust to the anticipated IT changes, to include educating non-IT employees transition planning, maintaining a structured change management process, and coordinated automated changes across platforms.

 

Change Management Challenges in the Public Sector

http://panorama-consulting.com/change-management-challenges-in-the-public-sector/, May 7, 2015

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation experts at Panorama Consulting identified specific public sector strategies to minimize cultural resistance to change.  One of the first change management steps looks to improve high level leadership awareness and understanding of how agency-wide changes can impact policies, processes, roles and responsibilities.  By training leadership on the expected shifts, organizations can establish buy-in from the top and create a strong group of leadership champions throughout the transition.

 

Avoiding Critical Outages with Proper Change Management

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/avoiding-critical-outages-proper-change-management-jamie-boley, May 21, 2015

Inspired by recent social media IT upgades and their subsequent outages, Mr. Boley suggests several tools organizations can use to hedge against the temporary failures of high visibility technology changes.  He recommends conducting peer reviews, breaking changes into bite-sized pieces for evaluation, planning for the worst case scenario and running implementation tests.