This paper highlights the tools of strategic change management in times of crisis. During a crisis, an organization needs to restructure its strategies and ensure it achieves its goals. There are two main tools in strategic change management. The SWOT analysis which creates an overview of the company’s strengths and weaknesses. This helps the organization to see threats and opportunities available during a crisis. The other tool is Kotter 8-step model which ensures creating the right environment of the change to ensure implementation of sustainable change.
tools of strategic change management in times of crisis
EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP QUALITIES IN TIME OF CRISIS
To ensure the implementation of sustainable change in times of crisis, it is necessary to have effective leadership qualities. Exercising caution enables leaders to see the possible risks of the organization, therefore, develop better methods of strategic change management. Positivity helps leaders make hard choices that have a positive impact. In an immediate crisis, chaos is bound to occur and in such situations, a leader needs to take control to ensure focus and completion of pending tasks.
effective leadership qualities in times of crisis
STEPS IN STRATEGIC CHANGE MANAGEMENT
In times of crisis, an organization can use the following steps in strategic change management. The organization diagnoses the need for change and analyzes stakeholders’ reactions to the changes. They then ignite the change by creating networks and building teams that help implement these changes. A change management plan is then prepared and executed. Resistance to change by members is then managed by showing them the importance of this change. Programs for the implementation of sustainable change are then institutionalized.
steps in strategic change management