Benefits of measuring and analyzing the change process
In the current business environment, change is inevitable. The dynamism of the environment makes change management a regular occurrence, as organizations are constantly being forced to go through some form of business transformation. With the high frequency of organizational change management, sometimes it is not easy to pinpoint where one form of change starts and where it ends. Further, with several forms of organizational change management taking place in an organization, it may be difficult to tell if a change process was successful or not.
This is where organizational change analytics come in. To know that the change processes that organizations are institutionalizing are successful, these firms must measure and analyze the change process. By use of organizational change metrics and analytics, an organization can tell which projects are successful, which are not, and they can identify where they went wrong for unsuccessful projects.
“Without measurement, we don’t know if there is an improvement; we don’t know what is meaningful”- Roger Tregear
Here are some benefits of measuring and analyzing the change process
To differentiate between successful and unsuccessful change processes
Use of the change processes analytics will help a business differentiate between successful and unsuccessful change processes. Change management initiatives aren’t always successful; sometimes they may not achieve their intended purpose. If an organization just initiates changes which don’t have positive effects on the company, then all change initiatives are a waste of time.
To learn from successful change processes
Using change process metrics will help the organization identify the steps of the process that were successful and learn from them. The knowledge of the change analytics gives the organization control over projects such as they can make adjustments to future projects to achieve success. Improvement of failed projects can be done by use of the data collected from successful projects as the organization learns what works and what doesn’t.
Change process metrics can be used in resource allocation
The information obtained from measuring change processes can be used in the allocation of resources for future projects. This data informs the organizations which areas need more focus and resources and which areas can do with less. There is no blanket formula for change processes and business transformation and an organization learns from the changes it has already put in place. These lessons are applied to future projects and may lead to increased success rates of change transformation processes.
Better alignment of operations with strategy
The data obtained through change process metrics can help the organization plan for its future strategies. The most effective change processes are aligned with strategies and the more the organization can succeed in alignment, the more it can succeed in organizational change management. Change management analytics offer different perspectives of the change process from the finances to human capital all of which provide basic information in the strategy formulation process.
In whichever business you are in, you stand better chances of successful business transformation if you measure and analyze your change processes. Priocta is a change management software which is made to do this. We rely on the simplicity and focusing on the core; measure and analyze the change process without any addition gadgeds. See more about the features here.
See also our second SaaS-software, Fasplat. Fasplat is a tool for managers and developers to facilitate workshops and group work. Fasplat contains numerous readymade workshop modules to use to develop an organization.