Change management requires business leaders to develop both short-term and long-term goals. The business organization is vast. A flow-chart helps the management team plan for activities and prioritize which should be done immediately and which can wait. Many business leaders feel the stress of the expectancy that all tasks should be completed. In fact, many business leaders prepare work schedules and time charts to assist the team in carrying out all the deliverables.
But, the paper flow does not always coincide with real-time. A computer can have an update, a temporary surge in power can lose data, or any other distraction can take time and effort away from the primary task.
Service and operation vehicles and equipment break down usually at the most inopportune time. So, the wise manager has carefully constructed a well-thought out contingency plan. The wise manager will know that change management is necessary in the operations of business.
What many forget about change management is that the complex ‘nature of the beast’ requires many different functions, factors and data to be considered. For example, many plans are not the preferred choice and so if a back-up plan is to be considered, then the risk factors need to be assessed for its weakness.
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