Managing change successfully (4): Embedding the change
Author: Debra Cadman
In this guide to managing change successfully, we look at the ways in which HR teams can use communication and stakeholder involvement to engage people with a change and achieve their buy-in. This is the fourth guide in our series on managing change successfully:
- In Managing change successfully (1): The importance of change management we look at why it is important to plan and manage change and the different kinds of change that need to be planned.
- In Managing change successfully (2): The business case we look how to approach the first step in a change management programme; exploring the business case behind the proposed change.
- In Managing change successfully (3): Planning the change we explore the various factors to consider when planning a change.
- In Managing change successfully (5): Evaluation we discuss how to evaluate the impact of a change.
- Effective communication throughout any change programme is essential and can help to reduce resistance to the change by minimising uncertainty. (See Communicating the change)
- Giving people who are affected by a change the opportunity to influence the shape that the change will take can help to gain their buy-in. (See Gaining buy-in and involving the organisation)