Change management is more important than ever. Business who want to grow and succeed need to be adapting to an ever-changing professional-scape. IT is especially vital to focus on project management in conjunction with change management as the efforts are closely linked. Effective and strong leadership are also very important when implementing a new focus on these efforts. Through focusing on making the most of resources available and implementing new initiatives, any business can successfully grow.
- While change management is inherently difficult, it is possible to increase its chances of success by having an empowered Project Management Office led by a senior person with leadership skills.
- Change management can be more effective if the one in charge of the PMO is an outsider rather than an insider, even though this may not seem ideal.
- Some of the areas that need more attention with regard to change management relate to providing employees with timely and relevant feedback, and managing meetings effectively.
“A survey of more than 2 000 executives in 900 companies across industries by global consulting firm McKinsey found that fewer than half of respondents reported that most or all of their change efforts in the past five years had met their initial goals and sustained results over time.”