Avoid Change Saturation to Land Change Well
This is the second post in my short series on landing change well. Read the first post here.
Managing change is as much of an art as it is a science.
As we have learned through decades of project management and big-bang releases, even the best-planned and best-executed changes at large scale can land poorly.
Consider a large software system change that impacts many disciplines within an organization. The change impacts the HR generalist, who has been doing her job effectively in the legacy system for years. Nobody asked her opinion of the new system and now that the new platform has arrived, she feels confused and inefficient. The same story is playing out with the sales team, finance, legal, product, and others. Big batches of change do not land well, because as people, we don’t handle change well.
Change is not typically something that we choose; it’s more likely something that is imposed upon us. Change is hard. Change is uncomfortable. Without the perspective of the why, change is outright painful.
The rest of this article can be viewed on the Scaled Agile blog HERE!