At AMC we focus on 6 key dimensions that should form the base for your corporate transformation program:
Visioning and Transformation Planning support focus on creating these essential elements of transformation:
These elements help to set direction and determine the necessary strategic change targets essential to drive transformation. AMC uses a variety of methods and techniques from our standard planning methodologies to help establish momentum and keep transformation efforts on-schedule and on-budget.
Business transformation practices can take many forms. Their focus is to assist in:
Regardless of the chosen approaches, we must ensure that they are supportive to create the work,<br> products and tool needed for your company’s success.
Employee Engagement is a key element of corporate transformation. Without it, no one will follow. The initiatives involved here ensure personnel buy-in and commitment, while enhancing morale. As the tough economic climate has led to productivity declines and a general lack of enthusiasm about the future, engagement initiatives have never made more sense. Here are the key elements of the transformation program:
The keys to success with this type of work involve the articulation of a compelling vision about the future and the ability to show every staff member where they fit within it. After all, everyone wants to be part of something special. Your Engagement effort must safeguard that your staff will be committed to the enterprise as it evolves.
It is a competitive reality that today’s global businesses cross both borders and cultures. The increases in the off-shoring of work and the potential stiffening of trade barriers are strong indications that the trend will not end any time soon.
As a result, staff members hail from all sorts of ethnic, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds forming a broad and bright mosaic within the organization. This caleidoscope of skills and talents promotes new ways of thinking and executing. Accordingly, the corporate culture is shifting, evolving, and improving.
Your company must be sure to leverage its diverse workforce to achieve success within the new cycle and your workforce inclusion efforts within the broader corporate transformation program is indispensable.
Continuous Employee Improvement is an essential management philosophy that prepares employees to deliver expected results, tracks performance against expected results and rewards personnel when outstanding results are delivered.
Current corporate training and performance measurement paradigms seldom work that way. Most are not integrated and place emphasis only on training and measuring on a work step basis. At best, these kinds of approaches offer only incremental improvement opportunities. It seems that many of the existing programs have lost sight of the overall business results being sought.
This part of your corporate transformation program, on the other hand, must bring training and work measurement activities together; integrating them into a mutually dependent whole aimed at changing behaviors and improving the overall business performance.
Communicating relevant information to all with a need to know is the single most important thing a company can do. It builds trust among employees. It gains the confidence of the investment community. It establishes solid relationships with customers and suppliers and all other stakeholders. It is, however, extremely difficult to accomplish.
Ultimately, organizations that are serious about improving results, must establish a program aimed at managing corporate communications deliberately, providing consistent and reliable means for conveying vital business information.
You must institutionalize a fool proof Results-Focused Communication agenda within the corporate transformation program.
To close, I hope that these 6 dimensions of change make sense and resonate with you. With any luck, you will work to forge them together to form the 6 pillars on which you will drive your corporate transformation.