Considering the information in the previous writing assignment involving XYC Fine Foods change initiative (new automated system), I need some ideas on creating two parts of a change management plan. The Change Management plan is divided into two sections (enterprise framework and the project framework. The enterprise framework allows me as the consultant and the client to detail general information about the organization. This big picture analysis must include areas I will not address as part of the software implementation change management initiative. The Project Framework allows me to articulate the current state of the organization, the desired future state, the business case for the needed change, any foreseeable obstacles, and the change management strategy.
Enterprise Highlights Explanation
Solutions <Recommend solutions that address the challenges, support the critical success factors, and enable the company to achieve its goals. Your change project should be one of the solutions and clearly align with the company’s goals. Delete this note before submitting your assignment.>
Project Tasks Explanation
Define solution <Provide a detailed description and timeline of the specific project to be undertaken. The planning and execution of an action will dictate the success or failure of the initiative. Write a task level plan that will define the steps associated with executing your selected action. If there are points where the success of this action depends on other actions, identify these points these as well. Delete this note before submitting your assignment.>
XYC Change Management Plan
XYC Foods is a growing one-stop gourmet food store chain. There is a need to adapt to the growth by implementing a new software system. This system will increase efficiency of the Human Resource informational system through full automation. Initially, this will involve adaptations and changes in workflow for both human resource employees as well as store employees. A path-goal leadership strategy must be established to ensure employees understand the benefit of the new system and are motivated to change. Benefits include more accurate reporting, less manual inputting of data, and greater overall efficiency. Initially, additional work will ensue but ultimately work will be made more systematic and involve less processing, thus allowing for growth.
Some areas of the company will not be impacted. These include functions within the Human Resource Department involving hiring, management of third party vendors (this includes workers compensation processing) and job analysis, salary surveys and compensation decisions. In addition, purchasing and merchandising actions will not change. Stocking of stores, inventory, and training in product knowledge also will not be impacted.
The following suggestions address the challenges involved in the change management process:
1. Each function that will change must be identified, by action and by personnel affected. This information ...
This solution provides two sections of a Change Management plan (enterprise framework and the project framework. The enterprise framework allows the consultant and the client to detail general information about the organization. The Project Framework allows the author articulate the current state of the organization, the desired future state, the business case for the needed change, any foreseeable obstacles, and the change management strategy.