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Voting For Change? Be Careful What You Ask For
by Sandra Noble, President
Noble & Associates Consulting,
Most people fear the unknown. Change is beneficial, since all
improvement requires change. But the process of getting to the new state
can be painful.
Barack Obama is campaigning on the theme of being the candidate for
change. That's a message which is resonating with many. And then there
is Mike Huckabee who is promoting the fair Tax (not the flat tax).
That's one concrete measure, which if implemented, would cause a
dramatic change in the United States. It would eliminate the IRS and
more importantly put an end to tax code manipulation by Congress. One
drawback to the fair tax is that the transition will hurt for a while
until the healing, removal of the embedded taxes, takes place.
Although people may say they want change, its human nature to resist it.
We're creatures of habit. We like ease and comfort. Many people stay in
jobs they hate because of fear of the unknown and fear of change. How
many do not stop smoking or shed excess pounds because the process of
getting to the goal is uncomfortable, painful, or downright scary.
My good friend, Rev. Angela Harrington Rice, just announced "Life
Designs 2008" which facilitates change and self actualization on a
personal level. Angela's announcements included the statement "Change is
good and inevitable". I think all would agree with the inevitable part,
but there may be some debate about how good it is. And, most would agree
that there are many things that other people, our country, and the world
should change. I love the saying by Mahatma Gandhi "Be the change you
want to see". It puts the onus back on us.
Companies putting in new technology, software or systems would do well
to incorporate change management programs. People like to feel like
they're an expert in their jobs. A change in new systems and technology
will inevitably require employees to learn new skills or to do things in
a different way. So, another consideration when implementing software is
business process re- engineering / improvement / management. New systems
may have great potential benefits. But if it is not used, circumvented
or resisted, companies have wasted time and money to implement. My
announcement about the cure for Post Implementation Distress service,
highlights these issues.
Noble & Associates Consulting Inc's cure for Post Implementation
Distress is an assessment, diagnosis, and remediation service. Key parts
of the cure and healing process are change management, process
improvement, documentation and training.
You may be a high achieving senior manager or executive, leading your
company through uncharted waters. And you probably are very good at what
you do. But on a personal level, how well do you adjust to significant
change? Change is not easy even for a superstar. If you're voting for
change, you want it to be as effective, successful and stress-free as
Ideally you had good project management and governance (Independent
Verification and Validation -IV&V) on the front end. And ideally you
have budgeted for resolving people issues at the beginning of the
project. If you've already implemented, wouldn't it be prudent for your
organization to get the cure for Post Implementation Distress? Or, at
least incorporate a change management program?
Call Noble & Associates Consulting to the rescue!.
Dealing with Stress and Change isues? I'd like to invite you to
Sandra Noble MBA, CPIM, DCFS,
CDP, Six Sigma, is president of
Noble & Associates Consulting which specializes in IT Needs Assessments,
RFP creation, unbiased software selection assistance and we're the cure
for Post Implementation Distress™. We also have full life cycle
implementation expertise in SAP, Oracle and other enterprise-wide
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