Guide

Change management

Benefits of change management

Change management potentially offers many benefits. It supports a smooth transition from the old to the new and gives you a template to follow for helping your staff and your organisation adapt to change. See what is change management.

If you're planning to introduce changes to your business, it can be useful to think about the advantages change management can offer.

Why is change management so important?

Change delivers best results when it's meticulously planned and managed. The benefits of change management allow you to:

  • assess and understand the need and the impact of change
  • align resources within the business to support the change
  • manage the diverse cost of change
  • reduce the time needed to implement change
  • support staff and help them understand the change process
  • plan and execute an effective communication strategy
  • improve cooperation and collaboration in your business
  • minimise resistance to change
  • maintain the routine in the running of your business during change
  • maintain or even increase productivity, morale and efficiency
  • reduce stress and anxiety associated with change
  • reduce disruptive aspects and risks associated with change
  • respond to challenges more efficiently
  • minimise the possibility of change failure

Finally, change management creates a fantastic opportunity for the development of best practice in business.

See also change management process and read about the change management principles.

To make the most of the benefits of change, you will have to manage many risks and challenges along the way. Find out how to avoid the most common barriers to organisational change management.