Business Transformation Change Management

New Ways of Working initiatives that every manager should know about


Bringing together technology and people in the workplace seamlessly is the New Way of Working introducing flexibility to employees and increasing staff morale, resulting in productive teams and delivering savings.

What determines the success of New Ways of Working Programme?

The greatest challenge that is faced by project managers when implementing New Ways of Working is not so much the planning phase of the project but changing the mindset of employees to work better and more productively in locations: Office premises and remotely primarily cultivating efficiency and increasing staff morale within new organisation structures. So the New Ways of Working with open plan offices, hot desks and the use of new technologies will lead to better working styles getting rid of traditional ways of working. Driving this kind of change can become a challenge if not communicated effectively.  Communication will not only determine the success of the change programme but also how well change is accepted within teams.  It will fundamentally set the foundation and building blocks of how employees work, and accept and embrace the New Ways of Working, realising the potential and enormous benefits; most importantly comfortable with change.

Cultural and behavioural aspects of this kind of change will determine the success of New Ways of Working.

Taking away the traditional style of working from an organisation and introducing a flexible and collaborative workforce can be a challenge, however, allows for a boost in staff morale, confidence and trust within a workplace. Getting more done with the right technology and tools and at a great speed will cultivate a more engaged workforce with increased collaboration and time, but most importantly improving the overall happiness within a workplace. A well-written article in Raconteur by Charles Orton- Jones explains how to improve company culture

Top 3 Initiatives when considering New Ways of Working.

  1. Think about renewing office leases occupying less space

A good time to implement New Ways of Working would be when an office lease is up for renewal, or your department is looking to re-accommodate. Design seating plans and include hot desks allowing for mobile and flexible working.

  1. Introduce Flexible working – No more fixed hours and fixed location.

Think about what technologies need to be implemented to enable staff to work remotely. Deploy the right technologies will allow flexible working.

  1. Paper- less office

With a clear desk policy staff will be able to plug in their laptops and work without the need for clearing desks. Deploying the right technologies will improve collaboration and communication between employees and teams within organisations.

So New Ways of Working is about improving staff morale and changing the mindsets of a workforce to improve the quality of the work and increasing productivity.


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Change Management

7 Simple Steps on How to Initiate and Manage Change

Business transformation projects can become complex. Follow our simple 7 step process to successfully deliver your transformation projects.

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Business Transformation

Understanding Change Management

Organisations must constantly change and adapt in this new digital age with technology changing as we speak.  Embracing change as a new responsibility can be daunting. Organisations and businesses who undergo change can find it seemingly unstructured and chaotic. With no purpose and direction managing change can become very complex.

Taking a structured approach to change

By tackling change head on in a structured manner will help you shape predefined future and realise the benefits to the business.

Guiding people through change so they can adapt to new situations is the objective of change management. Change is all about the people.  Planning people’s capabilities and needs to fully integrate into business processes is paramount.

‘People are at the heart of change.’

People’s values and behaviour all work for and against change in organisations. People issues have proven to be a mitigating factor in most change programmes. Success or failure of a programme is often determined by an organisation’s employees.Understanding why the change is happening and what the changes mean for the organisation’s people can dramatically improve their co-operation and receptiveness to the change. Working collaboratively at all levels within an organisation is a key factor in delivering change effectively.Fear and confusion can be managed effectively through communications with the organisation’s employees during and after the change.  Managing employees pro-actively will result in a better working environment increasing productivity for all within the changed organisation.  People accept the change, though initially, there may be a few teething problems in the early days these difficulties are managed well through communications.

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