Business Management, Business Strategy, Compliance, Innovation, Small & Medium Enterprise (SME)

Business Change: The Relentless Requirement To Adapt

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business change managementThe biggest challenge facing businesses all over the world is change. Change relentlessly challenges and confronts the ability of businesses to create value for their customers and their ability to remain relevant. The world of business is constantly changing and businesses have no choice but to adapt. Otherwise, they will not survive.

But changing is difficult. Humans are creatures of habit who are more than happy to maintain the status quo as it is what they are comfortable with. Convincing a whole organisation to take up change, therefore, becomes quite a challenge.

The Problem With Change

Although change is necessary for survival, a lot of managers and business leaders lack the skills to implement change in their organisations. Poorly implemented change strategies can be just as harmful to the organisation as taking no action at all.

Change also brings with it the issue of redundancy. Often, change will mean altering a business’ structures and systems. A negative side effect of this is the reorganisation of job roles and responsibilities which can bring about redundancy.

Once employees have become redundant, an employer has no choice but to let them go. This means that you’ll have to let go of valued employees not because they did anything wrong but because the business no longer requires their services.

How a Change and Outplacement Services Provider Will Help

A change and outplacement firm helps management teams, leaders and business owners navigate the murky waters of change with the least amount of resistance. This is done by coordinating activities between the different stakeholders and using tried and tested strategies to smoothly guide the organisation through the transition.

In addition to this, such a firm can also provide outplacement assistance to your departing staff to ensure that their exit from your company is smooth and dignified. They provide support for your former employees as they look for employment elsewhere making their transition less stressful.


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Ashley is owner and GM of Webstrategies Pty Ltd, a website optimisation company based in Queensland Australia. As well as providing optimisation services for clients throughout Australia and New Zealand, Ashley writes business related articles and blog posts.
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