While business leaders often use intuition as the basis for organizational change decisions, today’s wealth of data and analytic capabilities can provide a more reliable, research-driven method.
Managing organizational change is inherently complex, yet the approach should boil down to two simple questions: How can an organization tell if a change program is on track? And, if it’s not, what steps are needed to get there?
Accenture has studied these two points for the past 15 years by examining 250 organizational change programs. We’ve worked with 150 companies across 50 industries and 25 countries, collecting data from now more than 850,000 employees. We’ve analyzed the data to identify change patterns that inform predictive models that can guide leaders as they plan organizational change strategies in support of their business transformations.
This article, authored by Accenture Strategy managing directors Warren Parry and Randy Wandmacher and published in Talent Management magazine, explores this insight-driven approach to managing organizational change that can help companies stay agile in today’s fast-changing market.