Welcome back to work after a hectic holiday season! As you resume your role as an organization’s change manager, you are likely facing the same challenges as last year – a rapid pace of change, major projects requiring support and a shortage of time and resources to facilitate change effectively. Here are some New Year’s ‘Revolutions’ to get you started on the right track:
- Meet with the Sponsors – set up meetings with every one of your Sponsors to review project goals, timelines and success measures. Validate all those assumptions by getting clarification from the top!
- Review your workload – do each of the projects you’ve been assigned really require structured change efforts? Shift to the most impactful transformations taking place and leave the incremental, business as usual stuff behind.
- Be more agile – if your team is supporting more and more agile projects, start your mornings with a scrum to increase your knowledge and understanding of the process.
- Share the expertise – bring some articles, blogs and useful tips to your next team meeting to empower and strengthen your entire team.
- Set yourself and your team up for success in 2016 by reviewing your current change management tools, processes and templates. Shed the less than useful ones and subscribe to time-saving, outcome based tools like www.changewithdarwin.com.