Drivers for Change
There are many ‘drivers’ for organisations to change, but on the whole, most will fit into one of four categories:
Mission Changes - Sometimes organisations need to change direction to survive
Strategic Changes - A strategic change is a change in how an organisation tackles a particular problem
Operational Changes - An operational change is a change in the structure of the organisation
Technological Changes - A change in technology could mean a change that affects all employees/volunteers
There are also many ‘Change Models’ available to guide business leaders through the change process, some work better than others, but nothing can beat experience as a benchmark for future success. 2W Solutions’ Consultants have supported senior and executive management in the development and implementation of innovative solutions, when they have been faced with complex and challenging problems. Contact 2W Solutions to see how we can help you with your 'Business Change'.
In thinking about how to define change management, it is important to provide context related to two other concepts; the change itself and project management. Change management and project management are two critical disciplines that are applied to a variety of organisational changes to improve the likelihood of success and return on investment.
When you introduce a change to an organisation, you are ultimately impacting one or more of the following:
While there are numerous approaches and tools that can be used to improve the organisation, all of them ultimately prescribe adjustments to one or more of the four parts of the organisation listed above.
Change, typically results as a reaction to specific threats or opportunities that the organisation is facing, based on either internal or external influences. While the concept of becoming ‘more competitive’ or ‘closer to the customer’ or ‘more efficient’ can be the motivation to change, at some point these drivers must be transformed into the specific impacts on systems, processes, organisational structures or job roles. This is the process of 'defining the change' and needs to be agreed at the same time as defining what the 'future state', 'vision' or 'blueprint' actually looks like.
Discrete projects can encompass the requirement to review systems, processes, organisational structures or job roles, which are all key to achieving optimal organisational efficiency. Often having a different view on what you are doing maybe all that is required to identify where things could be improved, ultimately saving money and resources. Even having an exploratory conversation could be of value, contact 2W Solutions to see how we can help you with managing your change.
2W Solutions Consultants bring with them a proven track record in Project and Programme Management at local, regional and national levels. Our Consultants have qualified as PRINCE2 and MSP Practitioners and bring with them a wealth of practical experience, developed over many years.
A number of programmes have included working with high-level public sector organisations as well as national and international companies. A key element of this work has been to implement robust governance and assurance infrastructures to ensure that goals are achieved and that results are sustainable.
This significant experience is underpinned by a wide range of skills and competencies developed over many years, which will be utilised to support the delivery of your business objectives.
Change management and project management are areas that 2W Solutions has a vast amount of practical experience in and we can use this to support your business change objectives. Contact 2W Solutions to see how we can help you with your project management requirements.