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Management of Change for the hybrid workplace: How to help your people make the transition

How do you minimize disruption for your workforce and achieve rapid adoption of new workplace technologies? Find out in an upcoming webinar.

HPE-Pointnext-Hybrid-Workplace-Management-of-Change.pngTo say that the needs of employees should be front-and-center in any hybrid workplace implementation may seem to be stating the obvious. Yet you might be surprised at how often companies lose sight of this core principle. When the technologies themselves are so transformative, it’s easy to forget that people may need help in adopting them.

A well designed Management of Change (MoC) program can smooth the transition and help your workforce get the most out of the new digital workplace. In an upcoming webinar my colleague Kris Gielen and I will explore the benefits of MoC and the people aspect of the “new normal,” with its mix of employees working remotely and in the office. Mark your calendar for Effective Management of Change for a Hybrid Workforce, July 15 at 9:00 PDT; 12:00 EDT; and 18:00 CST.

To provide a quick preview of the webinar, Kris and I reviewed some of the main topics. Here’s an excerpt of our discussion:

Peter Mansell: Why is Management of Change so vital to the success of workplace initiatives?

Kris Gielen: You have to look beyond the technology if you want to make sure the transition is successful. We’ve all seen the analyst reports and stats that suggest that digital transformation projects in general don’t always deliver all of the benefits they’re aiming at. Now, that’s not to say that they fail, of course – it just means the results can sometimes be disappointing. Digital workplace transformation is no different. Most people have a natural resistance to change. Management support is crucial, but managers are not necessarily MoC experts. A strong MoC program can significantly accelerate your time-to-value.

Peter: How are workplaces evolving as we emerge the pandemic, and how does that impact MoC?

Kris: The concept of the workplace is becoming more fluid, extending the scope and value of MoC. Hospitals, for example, had been relatively slow to adopt remote working before COVID-19, but that’s changing fast. A lot of administrative work can be done from anywhere, but increasingly we’re seeing clinical tasks like analysis of scans and diagnosis performed remotely.

We’re moving towards what I call an “office-as-a-spectrum” world. The “office” in its broader sense can encompass the factory floor, with its inputs from sensors and IoT systems, as well as the remote locations where data analysis occurs. In the construction sector, technologies like RFID and GPS tracking can ensure that people working remotely are kept fully kept up-to-date on what’s happening at a site.

Peter: How does HPE Pointnext Services help companies support employee well-being in a time of sweeping changes?

Kris: We can help you build a change-resilient digital mindset that embraces growth, exploration and teamwork. HPE Management of Change services deliver a truly people-centric approach to your transformation. We work with you to create a Change Impact Analysis – a joint understanding of what’s needed to make the new world of hybrid working a reality. Then we guide you on every step towards that desired future state, minimizing disruption for your employees and empowering them to continue performing at their best.

I hope you can join us for the webinar. Register today: Effective Management of Change for a Hybrid Workforce.

Learn more about HPE Management of Change services and how we partner with you to achieve your people-centric digital transformation.

Peter Mansell
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Peter is a business leader and executive with over 20 years’ experience in technology and services. His current role is to run a global services business focused on modernizing the workplace, utilizing technologies such as Microsoft 365 and Citrix. Throughout his career, Peter has managed sales, pre-sales and delivery teams, encompassing advisory and professional services, cloud offerings and infrastructure solutions.