Create a crisis highlight major weaknesses, allow errors to compound Eliminate obvious examples of excess company facilities, services,etc Set goals targets unrealistically high Distribute company-wide performance data highlighting deficiencies to more employees Force interaction with unsatisfied customers, suppliers, shareholders. Use consultants to force more relevant honest appraisals Bombard people with information on future opportunities, rewards for capitalize on those opportunities, potential lost opportunities. Source Leading Change, John P. Kotter, 5 4 Key Characteristics of Guiding Coalition Positional Power Are enough key players on board, especially the main line managers, so those left out can not easily block progress?
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Organizational change is a constant challenge for those who specialize in internal communication. In a new article published in Public Relations JournalI discuss best practices in change management communication based on 32 in-depth interviews conducted with internal communication executives working in 26 U.
Seventeen of the executives discussed these issues in the context of specific organizational changes they were undergoing or had recently faced e. Communication Strategies Despite facing many internal obstacles, the internal communication executives were quite aware of effective communication approaches to gain employee support for organizational change initiatives.
The influence of author and scholar Kotter was readily apparent as one vice president of corporate communications said his eight-step process was posted prominently in the office near their computers.
Some common strategies the internal communicators reported using included recruiting employee ambassadors or identifying influencers.
More specifically, one consultant recommended recruiting a challenge team: Find some of these influencers and bring them in and tell them about something early and have them challenge you. When road trips were not feasible, the executives suggested that video was a good alternative.
A consultant provided this advice: As you go through change, you should reinforce your values and talk about how the change is consistent with your values and also articulate the end state. So why are you changing? At a minimum, change communication should address what the changes mean for employees and the impact on their jobs.
Other executives said it is critical to communicate the specific benefits of the change and offer resources and alternatives for employees to assist them in times of change, particularly in times of a reduction in employee benefit packages or layoffs.
Mid-level managers and direct supervisors should be available and offer opportunities for employees to share their concerns and any problems they are encountering during implementation of the changes.
Internal communicators should help develop opportunities and encourage leadership to engage in symmetrical communication during times of change such as town halls, site visits, and skip-level meetings. Public relations should be included in the decision-making team when change management plans are being developed as well as assist with communication strategies and tactics.
Public relations, human resources and marketing need to collaborate when developing and implementing change management communication initiatives. Follow her on Twitter neillpr. Exploring the role of internal communication during organisational change. An International Journal, 8 3 Internal communication during change management.
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Leading change: Why transformation efforts fail. Harvard Business Review. March–April– Lozano R, Naghavi M, Foreman K, Lim S, Shibuya K, Aboyans V, Abraham J, Adair T, Aggarwal R, Ahn SY. Global and regional mortality from causes. Start by marking “Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail” as Want to Read: John P.
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Link QI goals to the organization's mission and strategic plan (in other words, integrate improvement planning with business planning). Establish and communicate the purpose of the organization. Adopt and encourage a view of the organization as a system.