Adaptive - Change Management


  • futureSME tools for Change Management

  • What is it?

    Change management is a structured process for managing organisational and/or technological change. Specific methodologies can help to create a culture of change within organisations. These are generally implemented within large companies. However, futureSME has developed a framework for small and medium enterprises.


  • Why is it important?

    A proper change management methodology helps standardise and maintain change to improve competitive advantage. It adds value by: 

    • Providing a structured approach to manage change 
    • Identifying the causes of organisational resistance 
    • Identifying potential risks to successful implementation

  • How do I use it in my business?

    The whole management team should take advantage of futureSME’s change management methodology, and discuss possible implementation during strategy meetings. The methodology provides:

    • A disciplined, planning framework with repeatable steps 
    • Tactics to analyse the impact of business changes on the organisation and its people 
    • Approaches to analyse and exploit responses to prior changes 
    • Definitions of the roles which are critical to effective implementation 

     The steps involved in change management are:

    Resources Step 1

    Define the Change.
    Project Overview Template

    Resources Step 2

    Assess the Climate.
    Implementation History and Organisational Stress Assessment

    Resources Step 3

    Identify Change Approach.
    Contextual Evaluation

    Resources Step 4

    General Sponsorship.
    Sponsor Assessment

    Resources Step 5

    Prepare those who will be impacted by the change.
    Target Readiness Assessment

    Resources Step 6

    Support those directly involved in making the change happen.
    Change Agent Assessment

    Resources Step 7

    Communication Planning.
    Communication Plan and General Project Implementation Plan