Recipe for successful organizational change

Investing employees with sense they are agents of change — and their input has value — puts companies on path to positive outcomes
By Jeff Holloway
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/13/2012

Organizational change — driven by technology, global competition and empowered consumers — has become the new normal for companies in nearly every industry.

As a result, firms with sufficient resources are hiring change managers and a number of methodologies have emerged to shepherd employers through transitions that could disrupt the normal conduct of business.

However, smaller companies with limited resources often lack an HR department or the budget to add change managers to the payroll. Sometimes the change is a reduction in headcount, exacerbating the challenge.