IT Change Management

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Change Management ups your IT project success rate

Introducing change within any organization—large or small—is a complex process. Only about 54% of the change initiatives achieve sustainable success. This is way too low, with businesses and IT under unprecedented pressure to transform rapidly. By focusing on the key building blocks of IT change management, we help our partners maintain perfect alignment across people, business objectives, and technology to create lasting and value-driven change

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Why does Organizational Change Management (OCM) matter?

Research from McKinsey shows that as many as 70% of business transformations fail. Not a total surprise, as successful change requires organizational buy-in and accurate alignment across expectations and reality; business goals and technology; and, most importantly, people and team. This can be a pretty tall order without dedicated resources to manage it.

If you’re facing change and experience any one of these symptoms, it’s a sign you’ll benefit from an experienced OCM consulting partner:

  • Poor employee engagement and morale
  • High employee and team burnout
  • Change initiatives that don’t include investment in skill development
  • No discernible improvement in financial or operational performance
  • A lack of clarity regarding reason for change
  • Accountability and motivation that can only be seen in pockets
  • A change program without a change platform
  • Top-down change demands with bottom-up resistance
  • Poor employee engagement and morale
  • High employee and team burnout
  • Change initiatives that don’t include investment in skill development
  • No discernible improvement in financial or operational performance
  • A lack of clarity regarding reason for change
  • Accountability and motivation that can only be seen in pockets
  • A change program without a change platform
  • Top-down change demands with bottom-up resistance

The benefits of Change Management during IT Transformation

Adopting agile practices and delivering short-term wins are effective ways to gain buy-in and deliver momentum during IT Transformation. However, without an effective change management plan, these wins can be short-lived.

Change management can facilitate a total paradigm shift that fosters collaboration, stakeholder buy-in at all levels, and a renewed sense of purpose and motivation. By unlocking the full potential of your most powerful asset—your people—you’ll pave the way to sustainable and continued improvement.

Short-term benefits:

  • Lower chance of project failure or falling short of desired business outcomes
  • Increased collaboration and communication within and between teams
  • Improved morale, productivity, and quality of work
  • Dissolution of internal resistance and acceptance of change

Long term benefits:

  • Ongoing alignment between business and technology teams
  • Organizations prepared to intercept the future and by moving faster
  • Lower Total Cost of Ownership due to optimized processes and more efficient working environments
  • Nimble organizations that can rapidly build capabilities with faster speed-to-market

Short-term benefits:

  • Improved morale, productivity, and quality of work
  • Dissolution of internal resistance and acceptance of change
  • Increased collaboration and communication within and
    between teams
  • Lower chance of project failure or falling short of desired
    business outcomes

Long term benefits:

  • Ongoing alignment between business and technology teams
  • Organizations prepared to intercept the future and by moving faster
  • Lower Total Cost of Ownership due to optimized processes and more
    efficient working environments
  • Nimble organizations that can rapidly build capabilities with faster
    speed-to-market
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The pillars of IT Change Management

As your change management consulting partner, we combine tried-and-true change management principles with a true understanding of your business and teams. We employ the ADKAR model (awareness, desire, knowledge, ability, reinforcement) to help managers and individuals facilitate goal-oriented change. Our solutions are comprised of these key pillars:

Identify
capabilities

We engage with you to hone in on the capabilities you need to be successful. Focussing on abilities rather than technologies, we holistically assess skills, resources, and processes and identify gaps where change can make an impact.

Create a change culture

Change is not just a process, it’s a frame of mind. To keep you on an upward trajectory, we help your team adopt a culture where data-driven and goal-oriented change is welcomed, not feared. By reinforcing the wins and giving credit where it’s due, we motivate and encourage change champions.

Create formal mechanisms

Change can be scary. We remove lingering uncertainties by reinforcing conceptual transformations with formal mechanisms. By establishing structures, processes, rhythms, and support systems, we encourage incremental, meaningful progress that promotes acceptance and removes doubts.

Identify
roles

During massive transformation, employees will look to change leaders for direction and approval. We identify clear roles and responsibilities, elevating “change champions” and nurturing leadership skills. By reevaluating your current communication networks and role structure, we instill empathy and clear communication.

Why put IT Change Management in our hands?

Change Management is a crucial ingredient for a successful, effective, and painless transformation—so why leave it to chance? We have extensive experience working as change management consultants across various industries and all horizontals and verticals. We approach your IT transformation from every angle—uncovering roots of resistance, developing and implementing a strategy to mitigate resistance, elevating change champions, and ensuring sustainable change.

We believe in doing things the better way: That doesn’t just mean implementing an iterative approach that builds on agile and DevOps principles to effect manageable change with quick wins. It also means staying people-centric and true to our values as we partner with our clients on a collaborative transformation journey.

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