There is an ongoing debate in the world of Change Management on the merits of being “certified.” Some will argue there is no certification in the world that can adequately prepare you for the daily ins and outs of the job. The other side of the argument will point out you cannot possibly understand change management without a foundation in its principles.
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Recently we’ve talked a lot about the importance of shifting from traditional to Next Generation Change Management. NextGen Change Management is about achieving business outcomes, and utilizing your limited resources to get maximum benefit in the shortest amount of time. It’s a shift from change management “activity” to change management “impact.”
How to Change the Way Your Organization Changes
How do you change the way your organization implements strategic initiatives? Surely there is a way to get change projects done faster, and more successfully! Yes, there is a way to do these projects better. And you can start on that path by attending an AIM Accreditation Program.
Why, you ask? Here is our 10 top list of reasons YOU should attend!
Are you currently working on a transformational change? Maybe you are you going through an organizational re-design or implementing new technology. It could be a Shared Services implementation or a Lean Process Improvement. If you are involved in any strategic change where people will need to do things differently, you are likely starting to think about how you are going to build capacity.
Today’s marketplace is filled with Change Management training programs that seem very tempting as an easy solution to all of your training needs. But, buyer beware! All training options are not created equally. And a “sheep dipping” approach of training everyone as a required one-time event just doesn’t work.
How can you prepare your employees for organizational change? Is there a change management training option that delivers the skills and knowledge employees need to succeed in the face of overwhelming change? Over the past two weeks, we talked about the first two challenges employees face while going through a personal transition during an organizational change:
One of the challenges in change management training is balancing the needs of the organization with the needs of associates. On the one hand, the organization needs to move as quickly as possible to implement the elements of its competitive strategy, whether that includes new technology, new business processes, a changed culture, and/or a new structure.
One of the most common questions we get as change management consultants is, "What is the best practice for deploying a change management methodology?" Clients are convinced that the Accelerating Implementation Methodology (AIM) is right for the organization. They've made the go-forward commitment. But how best to go forward?
Change management training is an important component to your change readiness strategy. There are many change management methodologies out there, and many change management training options available.
If you are trying to increase your organization's change capability, you need to have a strategy around your change management training. Rather than taking a "one size fits all" approach, our change management consultants recommend that you look at the change management training as part of a larger strategy for building readiness for change.
One of the most common questions we get about our AIM change management methodology (also known as the Accelerating Implementation Methodology) is both simple and complex. The question is, "What is the best way to get a change management methodology introduced into our organization?"