Political instability, oil price issues and the effects of Brexit are inevitably affecting businesses around the world, creating challenging and changing work environments.
This means the role of HR professionals is becoming increasingly important. In times of change, communication becomes key, with building closer relationships and being open and transparent with employees required factors to make change succeed.
While a lot of people talk about change management as a concept, it is very important to make sure that the process is managed in a way to make it work. This requires adequate planning with the involvement of all stakeholders.
Change projects have to be linked to the overall strategy of the organisation and should translate into some tangible outputs. The final objectives must not only be financial, but also operationally effective and should eventually lead to a better business performance.