Building a Culture of Innovation: Avaap Launches New Change Management Approach, Academy, and Change Analytics Service
Change management is our business.
Change management is our business.
One change management trend that is getting a lot of attention, and we are seeing in our own experience, is organizations working to establish change as part of their company culture.
Successful change initiatives are not a matter of chance, but the result of strategic planning and strong communication. Strong leaders put change management at the forefront of digital transformation, modernization, and organizational culture efforts.
Major shifts are occurring in the way companies hire, train, develop, and retain their talent. The Burning Glass Institute, a labor market analytics firm, analyzed more than 50 million online job postings over the last five years and noted a decline in degree requirements.
Innovation is defined as “a new idea, method, or device,” according to merriam-webster.com. It sounds so simple, yet the complexity behind it can be mind-boggling.
Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall realized the need to incorporate new technology throughout Salt Lake City government and in response launched the city's first innovation department in January 2021. The department's goal included implementing an integrated software system to enhance internal functions and support a culture of innovation.
Change analytics is an evolving space and having the chance to talk about the subject at ACMP Global Connect led to great discussions with change practitioners around the globe. One key theme during many of our conversations focused on change fatigue, the resistance or passive resignation to organizational changes on the part of an employee. Change fatigue continues to be one of the more challenging concepts to measure, as everyone has a different threshold for where they reach the point of being fatigued. However, much like an athlete, there are ways to train for change, including increasing organizational and personal change resilience. Change resilience is easier to measure, as we can use an individual's historical performance and reactions to change to understand where an organization needs to continue to build change muscles.
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When deploying Workday, one of the biggest churns of the entire project can be the data conversion process to migrate data from legacy systems into Workday. Organizations across industries have legacy data in a variety of unique sources and formats, and much of that data will need to be imported to Workday-specific templates that often require complex, non-traditional manipulation and formatting of the data in order to be loaded into Workday. A Workday data conversion that leverages Alteryx can reduce data conversion project timelines, improve data quality, mitigate manual errors, automate conversion workflows, improve efficiency and ultimately improve the experience of the data conversion workstream.
Last weekend, I was sorting through old notes from my college business classes and I came across a picture of cheese. Obviously, this caught my attention. The notes covered highlights from the book Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Dr. Spencer Johnson.