A 2016 study showed that 96% of organizations reported they were undergoing business transformation, but only 47% expected sustainable value from those changes. In fact, 70% of change efforts fail entirely.
The primary reason is that employees resist change. The fact that change is so constant leads to fatigue when yet another initiative is announced. On top of that, people fear losing privileges, relationships, and even their jobs when organizations shift.
You know that your organization has to change frequently to stay up-to-date with the latest business best practices, corporate technology, and more. The good news is that HR can do a lot to help employees adapt to organizational shifts and embrace new ways of working.
Here are steps you can take to help your next organizational transition go smoothly.