Gone are the days where companies were restricted to their own domestic territory, rather we have seen organisations spread fiercely across the world due to a number of factors such as advances in technology and the ability for organisations to be born global. In today’s global marketplace those that can implement change more effectively both domestically and abroad will increase their competitive viability, making a global change management strategy a strategic imperative. Indeed according to Prosci's 2016 Best Practices report, 57% of organisations increased their organisational change management by one level and 10% increased their organisational change management maturity by two levels. For aspiring organisations looking towards building real sustainable competitive advantage, they need to work towards achieving level 4 & 5 on the Prosci Change Management Maturity Model. Few companies are at these high levels (only 14% out of ~1200 participants surveyed in Prosci's 2016 Best Practices report).
We offer three key points to consider when implementing change management on a global scale;
Plan on a global scale, but implement on a local scale