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The 7 Step Approach to Ensuring Successful Organizational Change Adoption

As a change manager, measuring the successful employee adoption of an organizational change is crucial to determine the effectiveness of the change and identify areas that need improvement. Here are the steps you should take to measure successful employee adoption of an organizational change:

  1. Define clear objectives: Define clear objectives of the change initiative that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART). This approach will help you measure the change's success against specific goals.

  2. Identify key performance indicators (KPIs): Identify KPIs that will help you measure the success of the change. These could include employee engagement levels, productivity, customer satisfaction, or revenue growth.

  3. Establish baseline metrics: Establish baseline metrics to help you compare the success of the change before and after its implementation. These metrics will provide a clear indication of the impact of the change.

  4. Measure progress regularly: To identify areas where the change does not have the desired effect. These measurements will help you make real-time adjustments to the change initiative to increase the likelihood of success.

  5. Conduct surveys and feedback sessions: Conduct surveys and feedback sessions to gather employee feedback on the change initiative. These activities will help you to identify any barriers to adoption and address them before they become major obstacles.

  6. Celebrate successes: Recognize employees who have fully adopted the change. These celebrations will help to reinforce the change's importance and encourage other employees to follow suit.

  7. Evaluate the overall impact: Evaluate the overall impact of the change on the organization as a whole. These evaluations will help you to determine whether the change initiative has achieved its intended objectives and identify any unintended consequences that may have occurred.

By following these steps, you can measure the successful employee adoption of an organizational change and ensure the change initiative achieves its intended objectives.

About the Author

Dion Charles is an experienced Change Management consulting professional and the founder of Sterling Advisory Services. Dion works with Fortune 500 clients across a variety of industries, to help them achieve their desired return on investment through successful organizational change.

He is a Prosci Certified Advanced Instructor, Prosci Certified Advanced Practitioner, and Program Director of the Association of Change Management Professionals Ohio Chapter.

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