Updated: Jan 30, 2021
2nd Critical Organisational Change Implementation Step - Plan Phase
Secure Sponsorship and Resources:
Sponsorship: The sponsor is a senior executive who is responsible for delivering change success. They are accountable for the delivery of all ten-steps of the a2B Change Management Framework®.
Resources: The sponsor will need the support of a competent and motivated change team, a supportive CEO, the organisation’s leadership team and change agents to help them implement the change.
“Without effective and proactive sponsorship, the change programme will eventually fail, the change will not be adopted by the employees or sustained, and it will not deliver the intended benefits”
Business Benefits: Sponsorship is the single most important factor in organisational change success. Without effective and proactive sponsorship, the organisation’s investment in its portfolio of change programme or projects will not provide a return on investment (ROI).
Business Objective: The sponsor and the change resources will work with the stakeholders through the a2BCMF® to deliver the change benefits, ensuring both a ROI and the intended strategy are achieved.
a2B Change Management Framework® (a2BCMF®)
The a2B Change Management Framework® (a2BCMF®) is a structured and disciplined approach to support organisations, leadership teams and individuals going through a change, the transition from the current ‘a’ state to the improved future ‘B’ state. The a2BCMF® has three phases and ten key process steps. Each phase provides change strategies, principles, analysis and tactics to move from one phase to the next.
The framework is based on over thirty years of international change experience and brings together leading practice in change, people and programme management. The structured programme approach, processes, techniques and tools focus on overcoming the failures of previous change by incorporating ten key steps and success elements for achieving organisational change. It supports strategic change implementation in terms of context, content and process. The framework is a comprehensive management model that allows executives, managers and change practitioners to successfully deliver and achieve organisational change. It requires a holistic approach and some steps can be performed simultaneously.
Peter F Gallagher is a Change Management Global Thought Leader, Expert, International Speaker, Author and Leadership Alignment Coach.
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