Trends in Change Management 2019

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Welcome to my predictions for the issues and challenges that I think will shape our change management profession in 2019. A lot of the trends I am seeing now have a common theme: they are all driven by the impact of high volumes of change. This impact is felt by those leading individual initiatives as well as those in the business who are trying to develop new ways of working whilst maintaining acceptable levels of “business as usual”.

The challenges generated by increasingly high volumes of change include: • Increased awareness of the need for change management

  • The need to accurately map the impact of all the changes on individual business units
  • The need for effective sponsorship
  • The need to build internal capacity for change management

In this paper I will explore the issues and share examples of how forward thinking organisations are addressing them.

Trends in Change Management 2019