Change management plays a crucial role in the successful rollout of any new tool, and is defined as "a structured approach to transitioning individuals, teams, and organizations from a current state to a desired future state." The goal of change management is to minimize the negative effects of a transition and ensure that desired outcomes are achieved.
In the context of introducing new software, change management involves planning, communicating, and implementing the changes in a way that minimizes disruption and maximizes adoption.
In this article, we walk through strategies you can use to utilize change management for a successful rollout of 15Five.
Change management strategies
- Identify the need and benefits: It's important that your team understands why your company is rolling out 15Five and the benefits it will bring. Before communicating to your team, you must identify the answers to these questions, so you can highlight how 15Five will improve employee engagement, boost productivity and efficiency, and enhance the overall performance management process.
- Choose the right time: Pick the right time to introduce the software to your employees. Avoid times of the year when they might be overwhelmed or preoccupied with other tasks.
- Stakeholder engagement: Engage with stakeholders, including employees, managers, and leaders, to gain their support for 15Five ahead of launch. Ensure that they understand the benefits and how it will improve their work.
- Provide training and resources: Ensure that you provide adequate training and resources to help employees understand and use 15Five. Create a training program that covers all the essential features and how to navigate the software.
- Communicate effectively: Communicate the rollout plan effectively to all employees, including why 15Five is being implemented, what benefits it brings, and how it will be used. Provide clear instructions on how to access and use 15Five, as well as any expectations or guidelines surrounding its use.
- Monitor and Evaluate: Monitor your company's usage of 15Five and collect feedback from employees. Use this feedback to identify areas for improvement and make adjustments as necessary.
By following these steps, you can effectively introduce 15Five and ensure its successful adoption.
Additional 15Five resources for change management
- Blog: Grow the team, keep the culture (9 min read)
- Blog: Accountability – Communication = Disaster (6 min read)
- eBook: The Ultimate Glossary of Performance Management KPIs