In the era of major organisational change exacerbated by the pandemic, there is much talk of change management, adaptation or resistance to change in individuals and organisations. A phenomenon described rather negatively by some researchers as the black box of all those who convey ideas of change, implicitly translating synonyms of fears, apprehensions, hostility, intrigue, polarisation, conflict or impatience. In short, in people's minds, change is perceived negatively by most people in an organisation, including management.

However, for human resources, it is imperative to manage these perceptions effectively in order to gain acceptance for your reforms, which have become more than necessary over time. To do this, here is some useful information on the subject.

Change is the new standard for HR departments

According to some Gartner research, most organisations have already undertaken five major enterprise-wide changes in the last three years. Yet 50% of change initiatives fail, and only 34% are successful. In order to increase the success of your reforms, it is therefore advisable to have a solid training in the subject and to prepare your department. Here is some useful information.

1. Train your teams

In organisations, HR is so busy managing the day-to-day that they forget to look after themselves. To be successful, you need to train your teams in change management.

2. Improve communication within the HR team itself

Like all employees, you need to give your HR team members more space to express themselves. Space to talk openly about the frustrations and challenges they face.

3. Consider very advanced training on change

For some members of your team, it is imperative to gain an understanding of traditional change management models to provide insight into the effective execution of change efforts.

4. Have your own model or strategy for change

It is easier for all employees to understand the steps of your reorganisations. The best strategies make the changes almost imperceptible.

5. Recognise and reward effort when making changes

It is best to divide a project into several stages, in order to minimise the transition and take advantage of each stage to thank your teams. This way, you give your employees the desire to continue and you give yourself the best chance of success.

With the advent of new technologies and rapid market changes, it is undeniable that changes within organisations will become more and more frequent. Because HR will often be involved in the change management process, it is best to support your organisation with solid change management training. Don't wait to fail your projects, sign up for recognised training today.