Change, Change, And Change Some More
Source: University of Michigan (Ross)
Change happens. It is in the technology that makes our cell phones internet devices and our new seemingly products out of date. It is in changing global economic cycles with simultaneous growth in some markets and recession in others. It surrounds us. Change matters. Individuals, teams and organizations that change succeed; those that do not fall behind, unable to ever catch up. As a distinct organizational capability, change goes by many names: agility, cycle time, flexibility, responsiveness and transformation. Organizations that change respond to external demands, create higher intangible market value, implement strategies, plan for the future and create excitement among employees. Change means doing things faster, and so change enables. So what does the inevitability of change mean for HR professionals? This paper suggests three principles HR can implement to coach, design, deliver and facilitate change.