Developing a Change Management Plan

One of the main premises of change management is the idea that people like to have control over their own situations. When implementing large-scale projects, change targets have a perceived (or real) loss of control. Here are some tips on how to manage change effectively so that targets adopt the change.

The Project Sponsor

The project sponsor is one of the most important stakeholders you will have on any given project. If you do not have a leader talking the talk and really walking the walk – outwardly supporting the change, its goals, its potential outcomes, new processes and systems, etc. – people will not get on board.