Aligning Process, People, and Technology to Facilitate the Speed of Change

Change Alignment Workshops

Change comes whether we’re ready for it or not. Some change is strategic and intentional, some change is forced upon us. Whether you’re experiencing a merger, preparing for an acquisition, introducing culture change, expanding operations, responding to changing customer expectations, addressing speed to market issues, improving outdated technology, raising the bar on productivity — our experienced staff can help you ensure that business change aligns with strategy and direction. Permitting random change does not bring lasting benefits. Be intentional when introducing change, involve the right people, and set the stage for success.

Our Change Alignment Workshops can help you:

  • Articulate direction and targets to drive change
  • Define the scope of change, assess gaps, and establish a roadmap for getting there
  • Assess risk, and define appropriate actions to mitigate / manage risk
  • Rethink alignment of processes, people and technology to business strategy
  • Scope and prioritize initiatives to accomplish sustainable change
  • Develop communication plans, incentives and follow-up to ensure that people understand and engage in change
  • Assess implementation readiness, and ensure post-implementation adoption and stabilization of change
Change Alignment
Workshops
Typical Outputs Description Delivery Considerations
Change Alignment Roadmap
Workshops
  • Articulated strategy / direction
  • Scope of change
  • Measurable targets for success
  • Gap assessment
  • Key change outcomes with milestone
    dates
  • Key actions / engagement to support
    changes
  • Roadmap with timeline
This workshop articulates strategic direction, aligns the scope of change, and defines the measures of success. Based on the gap to get from where we are to where we want to be, key outcomes and actions required are defined, along with the required roles engagement. Barriers to success are identified, along with accompanying actions for mitigation / management. Approach is defined, and key milestones and actions are anchored to a timeline to produce an overall roadmap to guide change management and initiatives.
  • Series of workshops. Scope determines time required (typically 3 workshops of 1/2 to 2 days in
    length.)
  • Requires participation of executives / leaders that encompasses the scope of change.
  • Gathering participants face-to-face is recommended.
Alignment Assessment and Action Planning Workshop
  • Scope of alignment study
  • Alignment assessment
  • Actions defined to restore alignment
  • Roadmap with key milestones / actions timeline
Alignment of business processes, data, people, technology is critical for productivity and sustainability. Additionally, these must align with organization strategy and direction.
This workshop raises awareness of alignment / gaps, and puts a roadmap in place to guide actions to guide initiatives to attain alignment across the organization.
  • Scope determines the length of
    time needed (can be 1 to 3 days)
  • Requires participation of key leaders / managers that encompass the scope
  • Gathering participants face-to-face is recommended
Change Risk Assessment and Controls Identification Workshop
  • Risks, with severity, probability and visibility assessments
  • Controls for risks above the tolerance limit
  • Actions / owners for controls implementation
  • Timeline with milestones and actions for delivery
The workshops helps to identify, assess risks within the scope of change, and define controls that must be put in place to manage the risks, according to the risk tolerance of
the organization. Action plans are established, with owners the due dates, to establish the controls required.
  • Scope determines the length of time needed (can be 1/2 to 2 days)
  • Requires participation of key leaders / managers that encompass the scope
  • Gathering participants face-to-face is recommended. Can deliver virtually with appropriate web / teleconference support.
Communication and Incentives Workshop
  • Change communications process
  • Approach / timing for communications
  • Articulated behavior changes
  • Incentives defined
  • Roadmap for communications / incentives rollout / behavior readiness
A common denominator in successful
change is successful communications and behaviors alignment. To ensure that intentional change occurs, a plan for communications, behavior change, and supporting incentives must be developed. This workshop enables key change participants to agree on these critical elements, and effectively plan for, and take ownership of, the actions necessary for effective execution of behavioral change.
  • Scope determines the length of time needed (can be 1/2 to 2 days)
  • Requires participation of key leaders / managers that encompass the scope
  • Gathering participants face-to-ace is recommended.
Work-in-Progress Reviews
  • Validation of progress for change effort
  • Everyone on same page with deliverables and tasks
  • Issues identified and assigned for resolution
  • Next steps validated

Coordination of resources is easier in the
front-end of change efforts, when the number of engaged resources are smaller. As the team grows in size during later project phases, it is increasingly difficult to keep everyone on the same page and aware of the inter-connectedness of deliverables.

Work-in-Progress Reviews bring key team members and stakeholders together to ensure that progress is visible, and people are on the same page regarding deliverables, timing, issues and next steps.

  • Typically 2-hours to half-day
  • Requires participation of key people who engage in the change effort or are critical stakeholders
  • Can deliver virtually with appropriate web / teleconference support.
Implementation Readiness Workshop
  • Validated implementation plan
  • Validated adoption plan
  • 30-60-90 day stabilization and follow-up plan
  • Risks, mitigations and contingencies
  • Validated implementation and post-Implementation timeline
It’s not over until it’s up, running and stabilized. Too often, teams work to unreasonable implementation deadlines, without ensuring readiness for change. It’s also common for projects to declare victory then walk away from the change effort on day-1 of implementation. Post-implementation stabilization and adoption is critical for lasting and sustainable change. This workshop helps teams get it right—reaching the goal of change that brings sustainable results.
  • Scope determines the length of time needed (can be 1/2 to 2 days)
  • Requires participation of key leaders / managers that encompass the scope
  • Gathering participants face-to-face is recommended. Can deliver virtually with appropriate

All workshops are customized to fit your specific needs.
Contact us to discuss your challenge and situation, and we can design a work session to deliver the outcomes you require.

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