Top 40+ questions to ask before embarking on any change

Top 40+ questions to ask before embarking on any change

questions to ask before embarking on any change

Organizational change management checklist

Companies increasingly face competitive pressures related to rapid and continuous adaptation to a complex, dynamic and highly interconnected global environment.

Dealing with or managing any type of change is now a common occurrence in most organizations. In recent years, technological growth, the information age, changes in habits, changes in global economy and the business environment have forced organizations to change the way they do business.

When embarking on a change journey – what questions to ask

Change is now a fact of life in today’s business environments, yet the frequency of change doesn’t make it any easier to carry out successfully.

What questions to ask before embarking on any organizational change

The traditional skills possessed by most manager do not include that of being an effective change leader. In these rapidly changing times, having a “change management” skill or the “know how skill to manage change” is now important for managers.

How to prepare an organization for change? What questions to ask before embarking on any organizational change? Deciding what to change is one thing. Making changes stick is another.

To improve odds, use this change management checklist:


What questions to ask before embarking on any organizational change

Organizational change management checklist


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Torben Rick

Experienced senior executive, both at a strategic and operational level, with strong track record in developing, driving and managing business improvement, development and change management. International experience from management positions in Denmark, Germany and Switzerland

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I’m a big fan of Questions and really like the way you created this Infographic. I’ve saved it to use with coaching clients. Thanks.

I have always been in the PM arena and recently moved into CM. These are great questions and can be used to lay a solid foundation for a successful implementation. Thank you for laying it out!

Thanks Jim

Great questions, have used some of these before but not all of them so will definitely use this list from now on, thanks

Thanks Nicola

Excellent questions Rick! I will be sharing with my community and keeping this handy! Thank you!

Thanks Cynthia

I like this because it places people at the centre of the change and focuses on two way communication at all stages.

Awesome questions!
I have taken a strategy and Special Projects position role for a public Safety Agency and for sure your questions are something that I will use!
I appreciate you for making us smarter!

This is excellent summary and quick overview
Best regards

Thanks Jim

Great piece of work!

The first three questions you pose are the prerequisites for change
1. Why is change necessary?
2. Is there a compelling reason for change?
3. How to build a business case for change?

The answer to all three is to describe what GOOD LOOKS LIKE compared with the current state.

The hard part is providing comparative compelling evidence of ‘what good looks like’.

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