CHANGE & CULTURE READINESS
Organizational Change Management
Has your organization recently undergone a significant change like a merger or acquisition? If so, you may be learning just how critical organizational change management, communication and strategic messaging can be to drive desired business performance. Companies undergoing a merger, acquisition or other significant organizational change in their structure place a lot of pressure, expectations and challenges on employees at all levels.
We Believe the Human Element Is Critical to Every Project
At Nestell & Associates, we provide consultation services of all types to support companies through all the inherent levels of organizational change that come from combining diverse cultures, people and processes. Our team of experts can provide the necessary guidance and resources required to develop organizational assessments and communication strategies that help guide employees, partners and customers through organizational change and the specific phases of any M&A integration process.
We will be your partner when your company requires organizational change management. We help every phase of the integration process with change readiness assessments and strategies to maintain a positive working environment for new and current employees. We also help keep every level of your organizational structure engaged and in the know through organizational change management techniques that create smooth transitions and long-term business growth.
Communicating Realistic Expectations, Effort & Challenges With Organizational Change Acceptance Takes Methodical Work
Sometimes challenges can be due to individual or general corporate cultural considerations. In the same vein, sometimes project challenges are due to “siloed” views. Time and attention must be given to make sure that everyone understands the big picture. Channeling and avoiding such project challenges requires consistent, constant, thoughtful corporate leadership and expertise.
Ron J. West has written an excellent book on business transformation and corporate culture titled Corporate Caterpillars: How to Grow Wings, which states:
- “There has been much written about corporate leadership. Thought leaders are stressing the importance of leading with heart and mind. What this means is simply that it is not enough to think of new thoughts and convey them to your followers. For others to follow, they need to feel emotionally involved.
- As a leader, you must be emotionally invested in the change to be recognized as authentic. Once again, the alignment of our entire way of yielding impactful results accomplishes the change to move us to where we want to be. In a way, the transformation of the individual or the enterprise is a process of alignment.”
How Can Organizational Change Management Help Your Company?
We help cascade organizational change throughout your entire organization in several different ways.
We Provide Detailed Organizational Assessments
While companies may have the best intentions during organizational changes, many executives and employees get derailed in merger integration without a proper change readiness assessment. Organizational readiness assessments help companies understand what problems they must tackle to ensure the company has a plan.
We Take a Systematic Approach to Organizational Change
When undergoing organizational change, management must align strategies, deliver on the base business and understand synergies simultaneously. We take a systematic approach to help guide this change and make the process more streamlined and straightforward.
We Tailor Organizational Change Management to Your Company
While there are several guiding principles to organizational readiness, there is no one way to approach organizational change. We tailor our organizational readiness assessments and tactics to your specific company based on your requirements and needs.
What People Are Saying
Lucidity had the pleasure of working with Jack on a mission-critical, 5-month ERP transformation that was very successful. From the onset, Jack took an “out of the box” approach that allowed him and his team to navigate many of the normal constraints on such an aggressive timeline for this transformation. What was accomplished with Jack under his leadership was remarkable and industry-leading, and his ability to do “more with less” was an illustration for us all to learn from. Lucidity teamed with Jack to help him deliver on time, within budget, and meet the boldest expectations for his business – no production downtime, no lost sales revenue, no orders unfulfilled, no negative change in customer relationships, no changes in shipping expectations, and many more. Jack is an authentic, thoughtful CIO with a passion for doing things different for his business and his track record proves that…with this project just being another illustration of his capabilities and skills. We were excited to be his business partner and look forward to working with him for many years to come.
Let Us Provide Your Company With Smooth Organizational Change Strategies
At Nestell & Associates, we understand how business works. Let us help your company with our proven organizational change management skills to give you and your employees the tools to ensure smooth transitions. Reach out to us to set up a call today. And, if you want to know more about what we do, check out some of our services we offer. Or, head over to our blog for some tips on organizational readiness.
Board Advisory & Portfolio Coaching
Mergers and acquisitions can be a challenging endeavor, we help alleviate the concerns.
- Partner with Board and portfolio executive teams.
- Help assure boards that their portfolios are culturally healthy and prepared for change.
- Participate in the Board of Directors meetings to help ensure proper organizational change as well as IT/ERP alignment, preparation, and support.
- Offer innovative, creative, and effective approaches to organizational change and leadership.
ERP Resources & PE Portfolio Human Capital Services
We understand the value of great resources. Often during a merger and acquisition or an IT or ERP project, organizations require some additional support whether via permanent hire or outside partner help. We can assist with both.
We provide professional service staff augmentation in a way that best supports your business.
Project Plans & Review
Our team provides support for the creation of effective project plans. We sit on Steering Committee teams and provide a second set of eyes to help validate organizational change, IT, and ERP project plans.
“Dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s” is how we help when it comes to your project plans. We have project strategist, certified Project Management Professionals (PMP), and Six Sigma Black Belts that ensure the proper tactical project delivery.
Nestell & Associates leverages proven methodologies to effectively identify, strategize, communicate, and execute tactical desired end results and impact.
Full-Scale Digital Transformations
We execute end-to-end ERP implementations.
Our team will prepare an organization and execute a successful project through our proven process of cultural assessment and readiness, business due diligence, ERP selection, training, and go-live support.
Digital Transformation Rescue
Need a hand with your current ERP organizational change project? Allow our team of proven experts to support and compliment your team.
For several years, our team has been practicing, studying, and researching organizational change and ERP success. Therefore, we know the case studies, models, survey instruments, statistics, success stories, and horror stories. Let us share what we have learned with you.
Whether you are just kicking off a new organizational change or ERP project, in the middle of an existing project, or looking for personal or corporate development opportunities, these speaking engagements will be of interest to you.
We have designed our Speaking Engagements to be value-added, interesting, and fun.
Our speakers provide a unique and compelling perspective on organizational change and ERP success, emphasizing factors not often found in current books or case studies on the subject. That’s why we are certain you will discover our organizational change and ERP success factors to be true differentiators in your digital transformation project.
Organizational Change/Culture/Readiness Assessment
We believe dealing with and addressing the human element on projects is critical. Communicating the realistic expectations, the effort needed, and challenges with change acceptance take methodical work.
Sometimes challenges can be due to an individual or to general corporate cultural considerations. as well, sometimes project challenges are due to “siloed” views. That is, time and attention need to be given to make sure that the big picture is understood. So, to channel and avoid such project challenges requires consistent, constant, and considerate corporate leadership and expertise.
“There has been much written about corporate leadership. Thought leaders are stressing the importance of leading with heart and mind. What this means is simply that it is not enough to think new thoughts and convey them to your followers. For others to follow, they need to feel emotionally involved.
As a leader, you must be emotionally invested in the change to be recognized as authentic. Once again it is the alignment of our entire way of being that yields impactful results and accomplishes the change to move us to where we want to be. In a way, the transformation of the individual or the enterprise is a process of alignment.”
IT Hardware Services and Support
ERP organizational change can be a significant IT technical challenge.
Integrating and providing IT infrastructure and systems due diligence within our ERP organizational change plans is a niche we have carved out. As well, we assist in security, performance, and redundancy audits. Ensuring proper, professional, and successful delivery of IT services and infrastructure.
Nestell & Associates works with our partner Vista IT Group who is uniquely equipped with certified engineers, warehouse facilities, and logistics expertise. This business model can quickly respond to the ever-changing technology needs of its customers.
We work together to ensure and to provide a broad range of programs and professional services to help integrate strategies around its customers’ ERP, information technology, data, and lifecycle management needs.
About Nestell & Associates
Nestell & Associates is a strategy and management firm. We can help you take your portfolio companies to the next level by demonstrating how to execute a scalable, methodical, and disciplined approach to digital transformation success.
Merger and acquisition ERP digital transformations can be a significant challenge. But a solid framework is built on good practices with proven success. We have a successful track record with integrations, upgrades, mergers, and acquisitions, and we want to share our methods with you.
Our leadership experience in organizational change, information technology, ERP, and digital transformation crosses multiple industries.