Organizational success is dependent on the ability to adapt to an evolving environment- whether it happens to be an external change created by a fluctuating economy or an internal one such as a restructuring process. Why do some organizational transformations fail? Perhaps the failure isn’t with the commitment of the leaders or a flawed change strategy, but the commitment to change from the employees. How committed an employees is to change often hinges on the employee’s relationship with their immediate supervisor, their level of motivation, and their role in the organization’s mission. Important steps to improve employee commitment include:
- Boost awareness of how change implementations relate to the bigger picture to include the vision and new direction of the organization.
- Return to purpose so employees understand the change initiatives
- Maintaining strong relationships between employees and management