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How to Make Effective Changes within Your Business

Asyma Solutions Posted by Keith Greeno
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Posted on May 10, 2016 at 8:02 AM

As a business leader – regardless of your industry, how long you've been in business, or your target audience – change management is always a consideration. Aligning your workforce for a positive change experience is the key to success in trying new business ventures. To ensure a smooth and stable transition, start with a strategic plan that includes best practices for change implementation and long-term success.

Here’s how to make effective changes within your business.

Focus on the Human Sidehow to make effective changes within your business

People are a common roadblock to change. Change can be scary, even when it's positive, like a promotion – it's even scarier when it's something like needing to learn a new skill or having a work process redesigned. That's why it's important to conduct an assessment of your company's readiness for change; you can determine the best course for change management based on the results of that assessment.

Demonstrate Leadership

When your employees learn that change will be taking place, they'll look to a leader for information and guidance. Be prepared to offer a leader who can support and motivate employees – and one that models a positive attitude toward change. This will keep employees engaged in the change and in your business.

Communicate with Workers

A big change event will affect all of your employees. Make sure your communications, therefore, include all of your employees. Changes are easier when plenty of information is available and no one feels ignored.

Assess and Review

Finally, have a clear need for change – don't initiate change just for the sake of change. If you've assessed the situation and found a clear need for change, move on to consider the cultural landscape and create a risk assessment. If possible, speak to employees individually for deeper insight into the likelihood of change initiative success.

The more structured your approach and the more smoothly you can implement change management best practices, the easier and more successful change will be. Above all, remember that change affects how your business runs and how your employees do their jobs – always consider changes in the light of how adoptable they are from a work standpoint.

Questions about change management and handling change initiatives? Contact Asyma Solutions today – we can help.

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Keith Greeno
Written by Keith Greeno

Keith is the co-founder and president of Asyma Solutions Ltd. Keith practiced with a public accounting firm for over 25 years where he developed an extensive knowledge of effective management processes and system design. Since then Keith has focused on consulting in business analysis, system design/analysis, training, implementation, software installation and project management.