Greater efficiency. More productivity. Increased profitability. These are a few of the things that drive business leaders to make meaningful changes to the way they operate. But achieving these goals often depends on how effectively these changes are made — i.e., how effectively change is managed.
When taking up change independently, organizational change, such as the implementation of new workforce management software solutions, can be a strain on internal resources, detracting from the efficacy of day-to-day work that drives profit. That's where outside help from seasoned change management experts can really help.
By enlisting expert support for system wide changes, business leaders can ensure not only that their desired outcomes are achieved after, but that critical gains are made before and during the process as well. Here are three benefits businesses can count on (and quantify) at each stage of enacting change.
Minimize Workforce Disruption
Preparation is key to ensuring a smooth and effective implementation but, taking on preparations internally can often muddle or delay the process as team members try to manage their usual workloads alongside trying to make sure their voices are heard.
That's why, as third-party change managers, we emphasize the importance of listening in our promise to "Listen. Adapt. Deliver." It's how we help businesses to better define their needs and configure the best solution that delivers on their goals across all levels of their organization, all while allowing regular business to continue.
Quicker Implementation and Adoption
Once a proper plan is in place, change management helps bring all team members up to speed on what to expect as new standards are set in place. When team members understand what changes are coming, why changes are being made, and how it directly affects or benefits them, they're more likely to support the process and accept the change in stride.
With workforce management changes, their personal benefits tend to be shortcuts in pesky administrative tasks that, although necessary, tend to detract from work that is central to their role. The promise of simpler administrative burdens alone is often enough to rally support behind the implementation of new solutions.
More Effective Usage
When a newly implemented solution is properly configured to teams' distinct needs, it's far easier for them to use features in their entirety to improve day-to-day work. When coupled further with platform trainings post-implementation, teams at every level can become their own experts on how to best apply new solutions for the good of their productivity.
For The Workforce Consulting Group, change management doesn't end with the handing over of solution keys. Rather, we provide support to ensure the application goes according to plan and that all team members can unlock the full potential of their new solution.
Planning for workforce management changes soon? Secure guidance for effective change management by scheduling a consultation with our team today.