Transition Management Management bridges strategy and execution – builds a culture of achieving predictable results

Change is transition – going from a current state to a desired state. Transition is the space between ending what was and beginning what will be – it’s where all change occurs. Real change is uncomfortable. If it’s not feeling that way, you’ve probably just adopted new words. Real change is cultural change, and you must go about it with the intent to change the culture, not to merely make the easy change.

Research is clear, “people take their lead and make their decision about change based on leader’s tone, conversations and behavior”.  The degree of acceptance or resistance stems from the transition group’s perspective – its critical leaders are prepared to lead.

“Change is intensely personal and relentlessly systemic – and requires leaders to address the human issues involved and align the organization’s systems and capabilities toward the achievement of its goals.”

Transition Management bridges strategy and execution, and people and processes. When viewed this way, transition management takes on the critical role to both ensure the organization is ready for the requisite change and plan for successful execution.  There are three (3) levels of transition to consider, post strategy development and pre-implementation.  The result is a balanced approach to integrating strategy, people and processes. The strategic level must be examined before execution.

Strategic Level

  • Interdependency mapping
  • Strategy mapping
  • Prioritization
  • Resource allocation
  • Budget implications
  • Implementation planning
  • Communications plan
  • Governance alignment

Organizational Level

  • Change readiness assessment
  • Human capital assessment
  • Change management principles
  • Cultural alignment
  • Roles, responsibilities
  • Competencies/Skills
  • Communication
  • Leadership and Performance Systems

Operational Level

  • Business examination
  • Process mapping
  • Products/Programs/Services
    • Assessment and evaluation
  • Infrastructure assessment
  • Alignment of core and support processes with infrastructure

Since 70% of change efforts fail, clearly the management of transition is a much more challenging and multi-faceted process than most organizations realize.  Let Raymont Group help you transition successfully.

Remember: While a 30% success rate can get you in the baseball hall of fame, that’s not good enough in business!

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