Four Key Questions to ask when Creating a Change Management Strategy

Apr 29, 2016 11:30:00 AM

You can't build an adaptable organization without adaptable people--and individuals change only when they have to, or when they want to. --Gary Hamel

Navigating change in the workplace is one of the most challenging endeavors an organization must take on. In the world of Workforce Management Software, change is a frequent occurrence. Organizations often deal with significant internal resistance during an implementation or upgrade of a major system. A workforce management system, specifically a system like Kronos, touches every employee in an organization. Therefore, dedicating a significant amount of time, energy, and resources into organizational Change Management is key. In order to adequately dipense corporate resources, organizations can create a Change Management Strategy. 

Change Management Strategy: How an organization plans to help employees deal with change and use the new software correctly.

Here are four key questions to ask when creating a WFM Change Management strategy:

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Change Management: The Strategy behind a Strong Kronos Implementation

Mar 8, 2016 5:57:02 AM

Kanter’s Law: Everything can look like a failure in the middle.

People resist change – it is a cliché because it is true. In any position of leadership, you will encounter resistance to change. People resist change in many different ways: from foot-dragging and complaining to petty sabotage or even outright mutiny. Change is a universal challenge because change always brings more work. The individuals closest to the change often find themselves in a place of resistance because of the inevitable unanticipated glitches in the middle of change, per “Kanter’s Law” that “everything can look like a failure in the middle.” Navigating change in the workplace is one of the most challenging endeavors an organization must take on.

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3 Common & Incorrect Assumptions about Kronos Training

Mar 30, 2015 11:30:00 AM

 

The complexities inherent in Kronos training are often ignored. Training can be seen as a small part of project implementation, not requiring much attention. Organizations can forget the importance of training and that training invests in one of the most valuable resources: their workforce. Maximizing the potential and skills of your employees can optimize all other aspects of your organization. The minimized value placed on training is not the only misconception associated with Kronos training. Here are the top three common and incorrect assumptions about Kronos training.

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The Third Option for Upgrading Kronos to Version 8

Nov 24, 2014 12:05:00 PM

In the last post we talked about the main two Kronos upgrade options discussed at Kronosworks last week. There are good reasons to upgrade now and good reasons to wait for Kronos v8. Now I'd like to suggest that in many organizations the safest and most successful path to upgrade is...

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Should I upgrade Kronos WFC now or wait for Kronos version 8?

Nov 19, 2014 2:30:00 PM

Kronos 8: Wait or Upgrade Now?

I cannot tell you how many times I was asked this question. In our booth, in the halls, at breakfast, everywhere! It seems that organizations are eager to be free of Java but aren't sure if they should wait that long to upgrade. Common themes were:

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Most companies use less than 50% of Kronos workforce management software functionality. How much utilization do you have?

Would you benefit from a process that helps your organization verify your Kronos configuration and associated processes to ensure you are making the most of your Kronos application?

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Companies invest substantial labor and financial resources to deploy workforce management software Why do so many projects fail?

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Are you thinking about upgrading? There are different ways to approach an upgrade. Learn more, or download our Ready to Upgrade checklist, to explore your options.

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