Change Management

Focus on more effective, collaborative, and flexible environments.

Embracing the Changing Work Environment

Today there is a new focus on more effective, collaborative, and flexible environments, with a transition to more open, varied spaces and new technology. Change management is a structured approach to managing employee engagement and adoption through a workplace change.

  • A program of consistent, accessible communications and events
  • Illustrates benefits of change to employees
  • Engages executive sponsorship, supporting corporate goals
  • Helps ensure a smooth transition, employee satisfaction, positive feedback

The Importance of Change Management

Change is difficult for most people even when the change has positive outcomes associated with it. A change management program provides a structured approach to managing employee engagement and adoption through a workplace change. It is critical to have leader sponsorship and engagement throughout the project, as well as change champions within each business to help deliver messaging and bring concerns and questions to the project team.

When change management is done well, people feel engaged in the process and work collectively towards a common objective, realizing benefits and delivering results.

Effective application of chance management increases the success rate of organizational changes to as high as 96%. Research has shown that projects with excellent change management effectiveness are six times more likely to meet or exceed project objectives.

Lisa Glaser

Lisa Glaser

Our goal is to actively create environments that inspires success. We begin by helping clients craft a strategy and plan to successfully implement environmental change. Utilizing our strategic alliance with Lisa Glaser at Workplace Dynamics Consulting, we will conduct:

  • Pre and post occupancy surveys
  • A written communication script
  • A living lab to include employees in decision making
  • Post occupancy communications on space usage suggestions
  • Work through post occupancy tweaks as needed

When desired, we can perform an ROI Analysis looking at two critical factors:

  • Employee engagement analysis, pre vs post occupancy change
  • Talent attraction/Talent retention rates

We'll also create tools that facilitate inter-organizational management agreement on change/environmental goals as well as post occupancy employee workplace guidebooks for current, prospective, and new employees.

Taking the steps to integrate employees, management, and staff into the change landscape ensures that critical viewpoints are heard, important planning considerations are vetted, and a spirit of inclusiveness and togetherness is created.

Meet or Exceed Project Objectives

Effective application of change management increases the success rate of organizational changes to as high as 96%. Research has shown that projects with excellent change management effectiveness are six times more likely to meet or exceed project objectives.

Risks When Change Is Not Managed Effectively

  • Productivity declines
  • Resistance emerges and sabotages the change
  • Valued employees leave the organization
  • Morale deteriorates