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About the X4MIS change management Methodology 

The X4MIS Change Management Methodology is a framework for planning, delivering and troubleshooting change programmes.  The articles within each function represents principles that can be applied to any change situation.  Articles do not represent a specific law nor sequencing specific to a timeline. 

Organisation Vision & Values

Every organisation should have a documented vision, goals and values.  The change programme should embody the values and contribute to the vision & goals.

More importantly, the change programme must not contradict nor undermine the organisational vision and values.

Change happens, most easily, from the top down.  Commitment to change and new ways of working must be demonstrated from the top, the change sponsor, through the embodiment of appropriate values, behaviour and ways of relating and communicating with others

Values

  • The sponsor must demonstrate the values, behaviours and ways of relating and communicating with others that are aligned to and supportive of the future vision.  ‘We are already there’
  • Embodiment of the vision and values should inspire others and show them the way, not intimidate or imply criticism
  • Creating an atmosphere of openness and responsiveness to constructive feedback is an important mechanism in this process.  This is a skill, not just an attitude
  • Without feedback from peers and subordinates the sponsor may become isolated from what’s really happening and be viewed as ‘part of the problem’

Change Programme Vision

The Change Programme may have its own vision & goals specific to the programme and change initiative.

Early in the compose phase the change team must define the vision, goals and/or benefits of the change programme.

Creating understanding of the business vision, strategy, objectives and requirements for change at all levels of the organisation from the beginning is critical for success.  Messages must evoke and sustain a new context, not just deliver new content

Communicating the Vision

Creating understanding of the business vision, strategy, objectives and requirements for change at all levels of the organisation from the beginning is critical for success.  

The communications plan and messages must evoke and sustain a new context, not just deliver new content.

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