Change Management Model

11 December 2010

A change management model is similar to an example. Characteristics of both are they show a path and process to how this can be accomplished along with what specific requirements that will be necessary for success.

In following a change management model, one ingredient that is not included, but essential is the backing of upper management for the change. This backing will set the tone for not only the change to be successful, but for the company as a whole.

In the change management model will be a suggested path to follow for the implementation of the prospective plan. In many instances this can be used as the guide along with a template that was used to originally create the model itself.

While no change management model is perfect, all possible aspects of the plan must be thoroughly thought out to give it the best possible chances of success. One of the main considerations for any change to be successful is preparing the staff for it. The more people the change will effect, the better the planning must be.

A change management model is created from many different examples that have worked in the past. Like all models and guides, they must be viewed for what they are, just suggestions. Just because one model work successfully before does not mean it will work again in the future exactly how it is written. Modifications must always be made for the different changes that have occurred in the business environment and economic times.

One of the elements that are in every change management model is how it prepares the staff at a company for accepting and utilizing the change. In some cases training that cover briefly what the staff can expect is sufficient. In other cases, hands on training is necessary. The level of training must be carefully planned out for the implementation of the change to occur with the best possibility of success.

When you are considering following a change management model, just remember that like examples and templates, they are only a guide. Each one needs to be correctly modified for your particular situation for it to be successful.