Although Glasscock & Associates has experience in virtually all stages of the employee lifecycle, we often specialize in areas of project and change management.
Search Google for “change management definition” and you’ll get over 3M results. Here are a few from some key organizations, starting with a traditional “dictionary” style definition:
· From Lexico.com :
1. the management of change and development within a business or similar organization.
· As defined by PROSCI, a leading organization in the field of change management : “The process, tools and techniques to manage the people side of change to achieve its required business outcomes.”
· As defined by ATD (the Association for Talent Development): Change management is the process by which individuals and organizations adapt to changes, be they necessary for growth or thrust upon them.
· As defined by SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management): Change management is the systematic approach and application of knowledge, tools and resources to deal with change.
The point? You can probably find other, most likely, similar definitions and there’s no one definition that’s universally agreed upon. Each varies a little. But you’ll find that a good definition mentions the following:
- A defined, systematic methodology
- A focus on people
- A connection to the business outcomes